ISNET/ISA workshop on space applications for disaster risk reduction and management

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Inter - Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET); Iranian Space Agency (ISA)
Date:
07-19 Sep 2013
Location:
Iran (Tehran)
Venue:
Iranian Space Agency

Whereas conventional means have their peculiar significance, and can be applied to problem-solving and decision-making at the level of a smaller geographical area, space technology is best known for its wider coverage and system efficiency. Satellite-enabled technologies hold significant potential to meet national needs in developing countries, including the OIC. In the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, earth observation by Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS), Satellite Communication (SatCom), and Satellite Navigation (SatNav) together with GIS could provide invaluable services. Through the use of information that satellites could provide to the disaster management authorities in the form of real-time satellite imagery, the problem of disaster hazard assessment, management and mitigation could be addressed. With the development of early warning systems, it could also provide policy and decision-makers warning in case of extreme weather events.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity for the participants to meet experts and colleagues as to exchange best and less good experience with an international group of professionals with a shared interest in geospatial technology and disaster risk reduction and management.

Programme

The two-week workshop will include the use of various tools and methods. It would feature lectures and with special emphasis on hands-on training exercises using different space technologies and techniques targeting specific hazard areas.

Floods

  • Satellite-based rainfall estimation using optical and microwave/SAR
  • Rapid flood monitoring using satellite remote sensing data
  • High-accuracy digital elevation models for hydrological simulations
  • Soil moisture retrieval using SAR

Tsunamis

  • Early monitoring system using communications satellites and disaster management using remotely-sensed data
  • Tsunami wave simulation

Cyclones

  • Development of early warning system and post-disaster damage assessment using satellite remote sensing data

Earthquakes

  • Post-disaster damage assessment and rescue and relief operations using satellite remote sensing data
  • SAR interferometry for ground displacements
  • Ground displacement measurements using high resolution optical data

Landslides

  • Landslide detection using high resolution satellite remote sensing data
  • Landslide susceptibility mapping using satellite remote sensing data

Avalanches

  • Avalanches detection using SAR data


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Target audience

Professionals working in the fields of satellite image processing, interpretation and analysis, disaster management applications especially floods, earthquakes and landslides. Scientists and researchers of OIC member states who work in matters related to applications of space technology for disaster risk reduction and management particularly on early warning, prevention, response and mitigation presently associated with space agencies, disaster management authorities and other space-related organisations. Postgraduate students who are in the second phase of their studies in disaster management area or PhD students in the starting phase of their studies are encouraged to apply and shall not be charged registration fee.

Applicants with knowledge and working experience of optical, SAR/microwave remote sensing data processing and interpretation would be given preference.

How to register

To register, please complete the application form and email it to the administrator with a Cc to the workshop expert no later than 30 June 2013.


Keywords

Themes:
Early Warning, Space Technology, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Avalanche, Tsunami
Countries:
Iran, Islamic Rep of
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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