Advance geospatial disaster management techniques

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Institute of Space Technology
Date:
12-15 Feb 2013
Location:
Pakistan (Islamabad)
Venue:
Institute of Space Technology Islamabad Highway Near CDA Toll Plaza, Islamabad 44000,
Pakistan’s location on the globe and climatic conditions make it prone to disasters including, cyclones/storms, droughts, earthquakes, floods, epidemics, glacial lake outbursts, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis. Human induced hazards that threaten the country include transport, industries, oil spills, urban, civil conflicts and internal displacements of communities due to multiple factors. October 08, 2005 earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (KPK) province affected 2.5 million people with a death toll of approximately 78000. Similarly massive floods of 2010 affected 20 million people and a loss of billions of dollars. Understanding the interaction of hazards, exposure and vulnerability is important for effective disaster mitigation. Risk assessments are therefore fundamental in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery.

Space based data from MODIS, ASTER and SPOT satellites are used for early warning and post-disaster damages assessment. Such satellite aided rapid mapping provides much needed information to Government and Non- Government Organizations for relief and rehabilitation work, especially in a situation when no ground communication links were available.

Use of satellite Remote Sensing, GIS and allied techniques for pre and post disaster activities such as satellite based disaster monitoring, multi-hazards risk analysis and satellite based disaster risk management has proven more cost effective and rapid.

The main objective of this training course is to develop national capacity in the application of Geo-Spatial Techniques in this area.

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Event fee

Rs. 15,000

What is included in the event fee

Registration fee will cover course material CD, Stationery, Certificate, Daily Tea, and Closing Dinner.

How to register

Please send duly filled application form along with Registration fee Bank Pay Order/ Demand Draft in favor of Institute of Space Technology and send to Institute of Space Technology, SUPARCO HQs, NCRG Building, Sector 28, Gulzar Hijri off University Road P.O Box 8402, Karachi 75270

Keywords

Themes:
Early Warning, Risk Identification & Assessment, Space Technology, GIS & Mapping
Countries:
Pakistan
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