United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction - "Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response"

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China

China National Space Administration, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation and Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific

Wed, 24 Oct - Fri, 26 Oct 2018

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through the United Nations Platform for Spaced-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), conducted the eighth edition of the United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Beijing, China, under the title “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response”.

About one hundred participants from 34 countries and eight regions participated in the conference. It brought together national organizations involved in disaster management and generating geospatial information in the countries where UN-SPIDER undertook technical advisory support activities. The conference was also attended by representatives of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices, various regional and international organizations, and experts from different parts of the world.

Presentations delivered at the event

Shirish Ravan, UNOOSARole of UN-SPIDER in Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency ResponseDownload
Session 1
Timothy Wilcox, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Space-based technology to report of SendaiDownload
Xiang Fang, Department of Economics, University of PennsylvaniaFengyun Meteorological Satellite Programs Supporting the Beld & Road InitiativeDownload
Makoto Ikeda,  Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)Strengthen Network Between Space Agency and Disaster Management OrganizationDownload
Talbot Brooks, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State UniversityRethinking Community Resiliency: New Geospatial DimensionsDownload
Suju Li, National Disaster Reduction Center of ChinaSpace-based Information for Emergency Management in China: From Response to PreventionDownload
Session 2
Jiang Hui, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake AdministrationChina National Satellite Emergency Response and Information Support MechanismDownload
Niranga Alahacoon, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)IWMI's Rapid Emergency Response Mechanism: Lessons Learned from Past Events and Future DevelopmentsDownload
Yu Liu, Intelligent Transportation System Research Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, ChinaSocial Sensing Based on Big Geo-dataDownload
Shiro Ochi, GeoInformatics Center - Asian Institute of TechnologyRecent Satellite-based Emergency Mapping Activities in Asia and the Pacific Supported by Sentinel Asia and International CharterDownload
Liang Yuanchuan, Huazhong University of Science and TechnologySatellite SAR Products in Support of Disaster Risk ReductionDownload
Stephen Clandillon, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg (UNISTRA)ICube-Sertit's International Charter and Copernicus EMS Experience and the Role of the IWG-SEMDownload
Xiao Bai, Beihang University, Beijing, ChinaLarge-scale Remote Sensing Image Processing and AnalysisDownload
Amalanathan Sithamparapillai, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri LankaImportance of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency ResponseDownload
Feng Li, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri LankaSuper Resolution with GF-4 for Finer Scale Earth ObservingDownload
Rifaat Abdalla, Department of Earth Sciences, Sultan Qaboos UniversityWebGIS Applications and Cloud Computing for Disaster Management and Emergency ResponseDownload
Liangyun Liu, RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, ChinaGlobal Land Cover Mapping at 30m using time-series Landsat-8 ImagesDownload
Session 3
Miaole Hou, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureApplication of Geospatial Information Technology in the Sustainable Development of Cultural HeritageDownload
Nikolaeva Elena, National Environmental Agency of GeorgiaOperating the different remote sensing data to monitor wildfire by example Georgia's Borjomi fire in 2017Download
Nana Yan, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth)DroughtWatch for Mongolia Experiences and lessonsDownload
Mahua Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee | University of Roorkee · Department of Architecture and PlanningBlue-Green Ecosystem Health Monitoring Techniques for Urban Risk ReductionDownload
Saini Yang, Beijing Normal University (BNU), Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency ManagementEvolution of An Ecological Network: Case Study of SichuanDownload
Rajesh Sharma, East Delhi, Delhi, India, Information Technology and ServicesEstablishing National Disaster Loss and Damage Databases: Lessons and Experiences from AsiaDownload
Bin Zou, Central South University (CSU), School of Geoscience and Info-PhysicsThe Development of Chinese Marine Satellites and A1:E45 Use in Disaster mitigation 
Flordeliza P. Del Castillo, Manila ObservatoryEfforts for Emergency Observation Mapping in Manila Observatory: Development of a Typhoon Impact Estimation System (TIES) focusing on Economic Flood Loss of Urban Poor CommunitiesDownload
Arezki Dounia, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Mohamed Boudiaf (USTOMB) Département d'InformatiqueClassification of Satellite Images and their Contribution to Achieving the Objectives of Sandai FramworkDownload
Khun San Aung,  Asian Disaster Preparedness CenterFlood Response Mapping System in Myanmar for Effective Emergency ResponseDownload
Srinivasa Reddy, National Remote Sensing Center, ISROMulti-Hazard Early Warning System in Karnataka-IndiaDownload
Breakout session 1
Jose A. Marengo, Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN)Disaster Risk Reduction in Brazil: An Innovative Approach for Early Warning System – The CEMADEN experienceDownload
Fajar Yulianto, Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Remote Sensing Application CenterThe Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Analyze The Estimated Volume of Pyroclastic Deposits and Morphological Changes Caused By The 2010–2015 Eruption of Sinabung Volcano, North Sumatra, IndonesiaDownload
B. Pyne, Q. Verspieren, G. Coral and H. Roy, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)The Necessity of National Space Agencies to Enhance Disaster Risk Preparedness in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of the PhilippinesDownload
May Khin Chaw, DMH Strategies for Agro-Met. Development in MyanmarMulti- Hazard Early Warning System of DMH, Myanmar 
Fuxiang Huang & Shihao Tang, National Satellite Meteorological Centre (NSMC/CMA)Monitoring of Extreme Weather Events Using Satellite Remote Sensing DataDownload
Breakout Session 2
Edoh Yao Kiatchey, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), GhanaThe Three Northern Floods: Ghana's Rapid ResponseDownload
Horacio Matemane & Abdul Mutualibo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs MOZAMBIQUEThe use of Drones for Disaster Management in Mozambique: Opportunities and ChallengesDownload

MeiMei Leung,  Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, World Vision International

Translating DRM Info Management Technologies into Community ActionsDownload
Tawhidul Islam, Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar UniversityApplication of Geospatial Technologies in Developing Climate Change Adaptation Tracking Mechanism (ATM) in BangladeshDownload


Crowd-sourcing: A Bridge from Mapping to ActionDownload
Nicolas Bidault, UN Network for SUNEnhancing Capacity of Community in Providing Emergency MappingDownload
Breakout session 2
Ali Asgary, York UniversityRapid Response Disaster Simulation PlatformDownload
Deo Raj Gurung, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu (ICIMOD) Use of earth observation in developing countries – ChallengesDownload
Goutham Karthikeyan, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Optimacy: Shelter Access and Facility Education PlatformDownload
Shahidul Islam, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, BangladeshRainwater Induced Urban Waterlogging at Dhanmondi of Dhaka city: Causes, Extent and SolutionDownload
Muhammad Yasir,Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Earthquake Damage Analysis Center (EDAC)Spatial Technologies: An Effective Tool to Overcome Data Scarcity for Disaster Risk Analysis in High Mountain EnvironmentDownload
Edoh Yao Kiatchey, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO)Ghana Milestones with UN-SPIDERDownload

Ghulam Abbas, Pakistan Meteorological Department

Updates from UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: PakistanDownload
Silap Boupha, ASEAN SCOSA – National Focal Point Ministry of Science and Technology, MongoliaGeospatial Information in Support with UN-SPIDER: Case of Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Dam CollapseDownload

Jingnong Weng,Beihang University (BUAA), Department of Computer Application Engineering

Introduction to the UN Regional Centre in China (RCSSTEAP)Download

Manuel Airone, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Strengthening National Capacities and structure for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Project – Mozambique UNSPIDER_CHINADownload
Han Qunli, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)Contributing to Sendai Framework Priorities: Update of IRDR in its WGs and ICoEs 


Disaster managers, policy makers, providers of space technology solutions/tools/applications from governments, academia, research, NGO and corporate sector. Number of expected participants: 100.
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