UN-SPIDER visited the National Focal Points in the Kingdom of Thailand. The organizations representing the National Focal Point are the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (Ministry of Interior). Dr. Darasri Dowreang andDr. Chaowalit Silapathong of GISTDA presented their activities focussing on the applications of THEOS satellite imagery in natural resources management and disaster risk reduction. The National Focal Point from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Mr. Adthaporn Singhawichai, provided insight into the use of space-based information in disaster management planning in Thailand. The meeting was an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with UN-SPIDER National Focal Points and to exchange ideas regarding collaboration with those institutions.
Contact: Shirish Ravan (shirishravan [at] unoosa.org)