SUPARCO

Pakistan: SUPARCO hosts COSPAS-SARSAT Search and Rescue Exercises

SAR exercises on 30 April, 7 March and training course from 8 to 19 July.

Two Search and Rescue (SAR) exercises and a basic SAR training course were hosted by the Pakistan Rescue Coordinate Centre (PARCC). PARCC is a part of the satellite ground segment of the COSPAS-SARSAT programme of SUPARCO (UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan) and installed at Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), which is responsible for all matters of aircraft in Pakistan.

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International Workshop on flood risk mapping using spatial technologies

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) - host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - conducted a five-day training/workshop on “Flood Risk Mapping Using Spatial Technologies” from 5 to 10 December, 2012.

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Pakistan Regional Support Office

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Pakistan
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The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan and the United Nations Office of Outer space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed the cooperation agreement on the establishment of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) on the occasion of the 47th Scientific and Technical Subcommittee sessions on 12 February 2010.

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At a glance: 

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed the cooperation agreement on the establishment of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) on the occasion of the 47th Scientific and Technical Subcommittee session on 12 February 2010.

In October 2014, SUPARCO, in cooperation with UN-SPIDER, elaborated and published the booklet "Effective use of Space-based information to monitor disasters and its impacts: Lessons Learnt from Floods in Pakistan" The booklet describes SUPARCO's experience in utilizing satellite data for floods in Pakistan, such as SPOT data or Aqua/Terra satellite data. This booklet specifically looks at the floods of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the lessons learnt from these experiences.

Available expertise: 

  • More than 100 engineers and scientists
  • More than 150 support staff

Infrastructure
Latest state of the art hardware & software available with high speed internet connectivity on 24/7 hours basis.

Facilities

  • National Centre for Remote Sensing & Geo-Informatics
  • Atmospheric Data Receiving and Processing Centre
  • COSPAS-SARSAT (Ground segment)
  • Training/courses Offered
  • MS Program in Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS.
  • Advance course in RS and GIS application
  • Hands-on training on the Integrated Search and Rescue software of COSPAS-SARSAT system
  • RS & GIS application in natural resource management
  • RS application and digital image processing
  • Programming for Web GIS
  • Training course on Geological Application on Remote Sensing
  • Hands-on training course on ArcGIS Software.
  • Training course on image processing using ERDAS Imagine Software

 

Available databases and space-based information: 

  • Satellite Ground Station for receiving data from LEO satellite with resolutions from 2.5 to 20 meters
  • Satellite Ground Station for receiving data from medium resolution such as MODIS instrument onboard Aqua/Terra satellites, AVHRR AMBUS, HIRS onboard NOAA series and FY2E, MTSAT from Geostationary satellite
  • Operation satellite based COSPAS- SARSAT ground segment with visibility area 2500 km around Karachi, Pakistan

About the host institution: 

SUPARCO, the Pakistan National Space Agency, was established in 1961 as a Committee and was granted the status of a Commission in 1981. SUPARCO is mandated to conduct research and development in space science, space technology, and their peaceful applications in the country. It works towards developing indigenous capabilities in space technology and promoting space applications for socio-economic uplift of the country.

<p><strong>Head of Institute</strong><br /> <em>Mr. Ahmed Bilal</em><br /> Chairman<br /> Ph: 92-021 34644932<br /> Fax:92 021 34694941</p> <p><strong>Primary Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Imran Iqbal</em><br /> Member <br /> Space Applications &amp; Research<br /> Ph: 92-021 34690674<br /> Fax:92 021 34690783<br /> <a href="mailto:imraniqbal2@yahoo.com">imraniqbal2@yahoo.com</a></p> <p><strong>Secondary Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Ms Rizla Zareen</em><br /> General Manager<br /> Disaster Management<br /> Ph: 92 021 34690840<br /> Fax: 92 021 34690795/97<br /> <a href="mailto:sckhi@suparco.gov.pk">sckhi@suparco.gov.pk</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)<br /> Off University Road Gulzar-e-Hijri, <br /> Scheme-33 Karaci-75270 Pakistan</p> <p><a href="http://www.suparco.gov.pk/" target="_blank">http://www.suparco.gov.pk/</a></p>

january-2012 updates

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Fri, 03/02/2012
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UN-SPIDER News

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Plans for Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka taking shape

At the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, UN-SPIDER planned the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka from 17 to 21 October 2011. A team of experts will meet with key

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Remote sensing based tech being introduced to forecast floods

An advanced level remote sensing based climate and flood warning technology is being introduced to upgrade flood management of Pakistan. The project will help build the capacity of Pakistan Meteorological Department and other agencies responsible for flood forecasting, early warning and management at the national, provincial and district levels, a senior official said here on Friday.

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Technical Advisory Mission to Bangladesh

In March 2011 the Government of Bangladesh, through the

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