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India: ISRO plans for higher capability communication satellites

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of current India's partners.

K Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on 10 August 2014 that the Organisation plans to acquire the latest satellite platforms and payload technologie

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:33
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India - Institutional Strengthening Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 02/04/2012 - Wed, 04/04/2012
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
UN-SPIDER supported a training workshop on the topic “Space technology for Disaster risk management and emergency response” at the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, from 2 to 4 April 2012. It was the third such training workshop organized jointly by the National Institute of Disaster Management and UN-SPIDER.
Host Institution: 
India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
Mission Team: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and NIDM
Mission Profile: 
The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote Sensing Applications Centres, National Remote Sensing Centres of Indian Space Research Organisation) to discuss latest systems, tools, technologies, products and best practices. The resources persons provided the latest trends in disaster risk reduction and space technology interventions. UN-SPIDER and NIDM have hosted such events since 2010. This was third such workshop in the series based on the recommendations of previous workshops.

India – Institutional Strengthening Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 28/03/2011 - Wed, 30/03/2011
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
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In spite of India’s prominence in the domain of space technology and applications, it was still deemed necessary to assess the use and implementation of the latter in disaster management. In January 2010 a first workshop organized by UN-SPIDER and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) took place. To continue these efforts and follow up with the recommendations proposed in 2010, a second workshop was organized.
Mission Team: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
Mission Profile: 
The second NIDM/UN-SPIDER workshop on ‘Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response’ took place at the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi, from 28 to 30 March 2011. The aim of the workshop was to make available knowledge on applications of space technology for disaster management to disaster managers and to help in bridging the gap between the geospatial and disaster management functionaries at various levels, both within States of India and of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
Mission Outcome: 
During the Workshop, the participants shared their experiences of using of space-based information in their respective countries and Indian states. The workshop included panel discussions and deliberations by participants. As an outcome of the workshop, participants provided recommendations, based on the discussions and exercises on the following topics: • Lessons learned from recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, • Self assessment of geographic information preparedness for disaster management

India - Institutional Strengthening Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 11/01/2010 - Wed, 13/01/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
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In spite of India’s prominence in the domain of space technology and applications, it was still deemed necessary to assess the use and implementation of the latter in disaster management. That need was specifically taken up by the State Disaster Management Authorities (SMDA) who are mainly responsible for implementing the policy guidelines provided by the central Government of India. Consequently a workshop was organized.
Mission Team: 
Experts of UN-SPIDER and the India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
Mission Profile: 
A workshop was set up for experts from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), NIDM, UN-SPIDER as well as other disaster management authorities to extensively share their experiences and knowledge on Remote Sensing and GIS for disaster management.
Mission Outcome: 
Various recommendations were made during the workshop discussions, addressing state-level policy interventions that are needed for capacity development and access to space-based and geo-information. The need for effective data sharing in order to utilize that geo-information for disaster management purposes was stressed. The importance of circulating these recommendations amongst state authorities was also noted. Finally, the workshop yielded a virtual community (e-group), created by the NIDM, directly connected to the ISRO Disaster Management System, and where UN-SPIDER will be able to provide constant updates on recent advances in the use of space-based technology for disaster management.

India - Regional Training Course

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The workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response was the second of its kind organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management in New Delhi from 28

Date: 
28/03/2011 - 30/03/2011
Title of Training: 
Workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and NIDM
Target Group: 
The workshop was attended by 25 participants from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Training Profile: 
It aimed at increasing awareness among staff of disaster management authorities with regard to the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, in cooperation with State and regional remote-sensing applications centres.

India - National Training Course

UN-SPIDER supported a training workshop on the topic “Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response” at the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi,

Date: 
02/04/2012 - 04/04/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response
Target Group: 
The training course brought together 25 key participants and resources persons.
Training Profile: 
The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote Sensing Applications Centres, National Remote Sensing Centres of Indian Space Research Organisation) to discuss latest systems, tools, technologies, products and best practices. The resources persons provided the latest trends in disaster risk reduction and space technology interventions. UN-SPIDER and NIDM have hosted such events since 2010. This was third such workshop in the series based on the recommendations of previous workshops.
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India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

NIDM is a state agency in India for training and capacity development programs for managing natural disasters in India, on a national as well as regional basis.

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77.2482

IRS satellite data: New agreement between India and Brazil

The Indian RESOURCESAT-2 provides remote sensing data

At the sidelines of the Sixth BRICS Summit, India and Brazil signed an agreement on 16 July 2014 which will facilitate Brazilian earth stations to rece

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Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:34
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India - Regional Training Course

Based on observations and recommendations of several technical advisory missions organised under the framework of UN-SPIDER in several countries in Asia, this international capacity building progra

Date: 
22/07/2013 - 26/07/2013
Title of Training: 
Flood risk mapping, modelling and assessment using space technology
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER, the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) of Thailand and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC).
Target Group: 
A total of 19 participants from 11 countries from Asia and the Pacific region attended the training programme, including officials from nine Asian countries (Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka) and one Pacific country (Fiji).
Training Profile: 
The programme included theory lectures and experience sharing by the experts. The theory lectures covered climate change and disaster risk reduction, adaptation to enhanced floods, concepts of flood inundation mapping, operational flood alert system of ISRO, monitoring and damage assessment using Space technology, global flood detection system and flood inundation modelling using HEC tools. Hands-on sessions were offered by IWMI and IIRS on the flood inundation mapping using multi-resolution satellite data and flood inundation modelling. The participants also visited the downstream area of the recent floods in Northern India (Kedarnath) that caused heavy losses of life and damage to the property a month ago. The Central Water Commission (Government of India) demonstrated the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) that collects data on flood levels and discharge of the river and transmits the data trough telemetry system to the servers for flood analysis and decision making.
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Indian Prime Minister proposes Disaster Management Satellite for South Asia

Satellite Image of India

After the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-23 carrying a payload of five satellites into orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota by the Indian Space Researc

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:47
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