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Strong Earthquake in the Union of Myanmar

Image courtesy of the USGS, ShakeMap.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurs in central Myanmar, next to the archeological site of Bagan on the 24 of August 2016.

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Thailand Regional Support Office

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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) was established in 1986 as an independent regional organization. ADPC has deepened networks with government line agencies and built strong partnerships with regional organizations and development agencies as a way to provide the foundation for its work. It works in a number of countries in Asia including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. With headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand, ADPC has country offices in Bangladesh and Myanmar.  

ADPC deploys disaster risk management (DRM) information and systems to reduce local, national and regional risk across Asia-Pacific. Its portfolio focuses on DRM capacity building, improving DRM for cities and climate change, mainstreaming DRM into national and local development, improving DRM systems and undertaking disaster risk assessments. To achieve its aims in disaster risk reduction, ADPC works closely with local, national and regional governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and development partners.   

 

SERVIR-Mekong

Through a unique partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), SERVIR-Mekong is harnessing the power of space technology and open data to help address the most pressing environmental challenges.

A five-year (2014-2019) geospatial data-for-development program, SERVIR-Mekong works in partnership with leading regional organizations to help the Lower Mekong Region use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to manage climate risks. The region includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam.

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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre employs a team of approximately hundred experts from 19 countries, worldwide. The team includes training facilitators, public health professionals and medical doctors, Geospatial Technology experts, development practitioners and experts in disaster risk management.

Available databases and space-based information: 

  1. Regional Land Cover Monitoring System
  2. Flood Extent Mapping Tool for the Lower Mekong (in production)
  3. Regional Drought Information System (in planning)
  4. Satellite Radar-derived Virtual Rain and Stream Gauge Data Service (in planning)

Access all tools and datasets at: http://servir.adpc.net

   

Knowledge Products:

·         A Needs Assessment of Geospatial Data and Technologies in the Lower Mekong Region

·         Gender and GIS: Guidance Notes

Access all knowledge products at: http://servir.adpc.net

 

 

About the host institution: 

For more information on the host institution, please visit: http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp

For more information on SERVIR-Mekong, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

Capacity Building: 

ADPC is a well-known regional resource center for capacity building of national governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. Through its multi-disciplinary approach, ADPC has been designing training curricula and conducting training courses in a wide range of disaster management disciplines.   For more information on the trainings offered through ADPC, please visit www. http://adpc.net/igo/contents/Training/

Building on the foundations established by ADPC, SERVIR-Mekong empowers decision-makers with tools, products, and services to act locally on climate-sensitive issues such as disasters, agriculture, water, ecosystems and land use. The program is breaking new ground by leveraging advanced technology with a user-driven approach to ensure decision makers in the Lower Mekong have the capacity and confidence to respond to the impacts of climate change. For more information on the capacity building efforts or to make a request for specific services, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Dr. David Ganz</em><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center (ADPC) <br /> Chief of Party - SERVIR Mekong<br /> +662-298 0682-92 Ext. 505<br /> <a href="mailto: david.ganz@adpc.net"> david.ganz@adpc.net</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center<br /> SM Tower, 24th Floor<br /> 979/69 Paholyothin Road<br /> Samsen Nai Phayathai<br /> Bangkok 10400 Thailand</p> <p><a href="http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp</a></p>

44th Regional Training Course on Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The course is beneficial to the following: -Government Officials responsible for disaster management policy and plans IFRC/ICRC, international NGOs, NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery -Staff from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination on disaster risk reduction and management, as well as training of trainers Persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g. including also the defense forces and emergency services) -Staff of UN agencies The content of the course concentrates on an Asia context with some references from other regions. However, both Asian and non-Asian participants are highly welcome. All representatives from the different regions, organizations and backgrounds are encouraged to interact, discuss, and make connections to ensure the greatest benefit is gained from attending the course. The class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.

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10/11/2014 to 18/11/2014

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Fri, 10/10/2014

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Bangkok

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SM Tower, 24th Floor 979/69 Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai

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  • Thailand

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)

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5th Regional training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process

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The goal of the course is to enhance understanding on mainstreaming

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Government official responsible for disaster risk reduction policy and planning, national development planning, physical/land-use planning, local development, finance, or from national forums on Millennium Development Goals and related agencies. Development professionals from development agencies (such as UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations), working closely with government agencies on issues related to development policy, planning and programs.

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The standard course fee of US$2,000 covers course tuition, training materials, single accommodation with breakfast (6 nights), two break refreshments & lunch (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$1,575

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Training Services Department (TSD)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower
Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai
Phayathai, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012
Email: tsu [at] adpc.net
URL: www.adpc.net 

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22/09/2014 to 26/09/2014

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Bangkok

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Swissotel, Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

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Degrees in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

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Asian Institute of Technology

The academic training opportunity covers the following topics: Natural Disasters, forecasts and early warning systems development, investment of RS/ GIS and energy technologies for

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Engineering, architecture, natural and social sciences, management background; professionals with work experience prioritized

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Bath 502.000/ 188.000/ 1.296.000
Limited number of scholarships and fellowships available

Additional Information: 

An internship of 12 weeks at national, regional or international organizations such as ADPC, GIC, UNDP,UNEP, or ITC (The Netherlands) will be arranged for students in the Professional Master’s Degree Program

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01/08/2013

Event Organisers: 

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), School of Engineering and Technology, School of Environment

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ADPC , NOAA, ITC, ICUS, ITTI, CRC, JAXA, TSF, DPRI

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Thailand: Bushfire surveillance campaign launched

Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has ordered northern provincial authorities to use satellite surveillance to monitor bushfires and cut down on haze pollution. He said satellite imagery was the most accurate tool to detect bushfire hotspots and should form an integral part of the government's campaign to reduce haze pollution in the North.

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February 2012 Updates

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Mon, 05/03/2012
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Contact Person
Anucha Mokkhavesa
Tel : +66 2367 3669
Email: foreign_dpm [at] yahoo.com
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3/12, U-Thong Nok Road, Dusit District

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October 2011

The 16th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-16) 26-29 January 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

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We are pleased to inform you that the sixteenth session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-16) will be held from 26 to 29 January 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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26/01/2010 to 29/01/2010
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