As a follow up to the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka in 2011, a national workshop and training programme on “Earth Observation Technologies for Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Management” was held from 17 to 21 November 2014.
The National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan, Province of China, launched a new database on climatic conditions. The Earth Science Observation Knowledgebase (ESOK) includes 10.44 million records on atmosphere, hydrology, ocean currents, tectonics and space.
China has plans to build a comprehensive earth observation system integrating the use of air-borne, space-based as well as ground-based technologies in the next ten years, the website Economic Times stated, referring to a Chinese top official. This new system would include drones, satellites and GPS systems.