India – Institutional Strengthening Mission

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.


Mon, 28/03/2011 to Wed, 30/03/2011


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

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.


Mon, 11/01/2010 to Wed, 13/01/2010


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.

Indian Prime Minister proposes Disaster Management Satellite for South Asia

Satellite Image of India

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:47

India: French SPOT 7 satellite successfully launched

The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully launched the French SPOT-7 imaging satellite on 30 June 2014 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.


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Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:33

India: Creating a digital map of Kerala's coast

Aerial view of Indian coasts, acquired on 5 October 2009.

Kerala Port Department, India, announced that a digital map of its entire coastline will be created before 2015. This map would be a consistent tool for many government agencies, including Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.


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Thu, 26/06/2014 - 10:21

Russia and India move forward with their navigation systems

Russia and India Advance thier Global Navigation Systems

On 24 March 2014 the Glonass-M navigation satellite was sent into orbit via a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from Russia’s Plesetsk space center.

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Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:52

Ninth Post Graduate Diploma Course in Space and Atmospheric Science (SAS 9)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) was established in India in November 1995 with its headquarters in Dehradun and is the Centre of Excellence. The 1st campus of the centre was established in Dehradun, India at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) which is a unit of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India.





Training Target Audience: 

The course is designed towards the scientists, teachers, professionals and specialists of the Asia Pacific region, working in the field of space science and allied fields, who wish to improve their skills in the field of Space and Atmospheric Science, and thereby improve their usefulness to their parent Institutes/Organizations.

Is a certificate Issued?: 


Additional Information: 

PG Diploma is issued on successful completion of nine month course and M. Tech degree is issued after completion of phase 2 of the program by submitting a thesis on further research


01/08/2014 to 30/04/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 01/03/2014

Venue City: 



Physical Research Laboratory

Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific (CSSTEAP)

Language of event: 


India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective disaster planning, government cooperation,


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Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45

India: Remote Sensing Official highlights importance of satellites

Fires in northwestern India in 2005 seen from Space.

During the recent CEO’s Forum on Space Technology Applications for National Development in Sri Lanka, India’s National Remote Sensing Centre Deputy Director Dr. P.G. Diwakar highlighted the important impact that satellite technologies have in various sectors of development in India.


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Wed, 23/10/2013 - 11:07

India and US to launch joint weather satellite

Bombay seen from space by ESA's Proba satellite.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will jointly build and launch an all-weather satellite to support disaster and risk management, understanding movement of tectonic plates to


Publishing Date: 

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:51


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