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Shimla: Smt Sarojini Ganju Thakur, Additional Chief Secretary (Environment, Science & Technology) said that action needs to be taken at various levels to implement Disaster Management Plan in the State. She was inaugurating a two-day workshop on 'Training Need Assessment for Disaster Management in Himachal Pradesh' organized by State Council for Science, Technology and Environment in collaboration with Revenue Department at Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) here today.

Smt Thakur stressed upon the need for swift, timely and appropriate action, keeping in view the of the State to earthquake, flash floods and other natural or... read more

Publishing Date: 26/04/2011

WAM New Delhi, Apr 20 (WAM)--The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched three satellites today. The primary mission of the launch was to put a sophisticated earth observation satellite, Resourcesat-2, which has three cameras and another system to monitor the movement of ships.

India now has a total of 10 satellites for remote sensing... read more

Publishing Date: 21/04/2011

The second NIDM/UN-SPIDER workshop on ‘Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response’ took place at the National Institute of... read more

Publishing Date: 05/04/2011

India's space program has a vital role in realising sustainable development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday, asking the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to give priority to tele-education, tele-medicine and village resource centre services. 

Addressing ISRO scientists linked countrywide from its facility here, the prime minister said space-based applications are a very potent means of bridging the divides in society through reducing the cost of access to space. 'This requires expediting the development of heavy lift launchers, advanced propulsion systems, including the cryogenic stage, and recoverable and reusable launch systems.

The other major goal before us is the socio-economic empowerment of our people, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai siad. The... read more

Publishing Date: 28/03/2011

The Delhi State Assembly approved Delhi Geo-spatial Data Infrastructure (Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety) Bill, 2011. It seeks to use geospatial technology for planning and executing various development projects and utility services. The office of GIS system would be responsible for transmitting relevant information to the monitoring centres. These would be super-imposed on the data residing in the GIS system and the changes would be identified and investigated. The data would also be of use in better... read more

Publishing Date: 25/03/2011

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is getting ready to launch Resourcesat 2, a remote sensing earth observation satellite, by the end of February, officials said Monday.

Remote sensing satellites send back pictures and other... read more

Publishing Date: 08/02/2011

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will provide the satellite images of Sabarimala to the State Government for the infrastructure development of the area in a bid to prevent disasters such as Pulmedu stampede in future, K Radhakrishnan, ISRO Chairman, said.

The Pulmedu stampede on Friday night claimed 102 lives.

He was speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of an international conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology here on Monday.

"ISRO has now three dimensional (3D) images of Sabarimala taken by three satellites equipped with... read more

Publishing Date: 19/01/2011

President Obama and India’s Prime Minister Singh will enter into a new collaborative agreement between NOAA and the India Ministry of Earth Sciences that aims to improve India’s monsoon forecasts. The agreement is part of a series of food security agreements formalized this week during the president’s visit.

Under the agreement, the U.S. will create a monsoon forecast desk at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, part of NOAA’s National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md. Visiting atmospheric scientists from India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences will collaborate with NOAA scientists to share knowledge and skills to improve the Climate Forecast System (CFS... read more

Publishing Date: 18/01/2011

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), launched in to service a Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning in Nanjing, China.

The Mechanism provides satellite products for general drought monitoring and higher resolution products for identified high drought risk areas, and assists its members in developing localized products and services for relevant decision making. Space capable countries in the region committed to provide satellite information based technical services through the Mechanism, to drought prone ESCAP member countries to help them achieve effective monitoring and... read more

Publishing Date: 16/09/2010

1 February 2010 - The workshop on "Space Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction" at the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) of India took place from 11 to 13 January 2010. It was organized with support from UN-SPIDER. Although India is well-known for its space technology and applications, the need to assess its use in disaster management was articulated specifically by the State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMA). While the central Government provides policy guidelines, SDMA are responsible for their implementation.

Experts from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), NIDM, UN-SPIDER, and disaster management authorities shared their... read more

Publishing Date: 02/02/2010

Beneath northern India’s irrigated fields and densely populated cities of Jaiphur and New Delhi, the groundwater has been disappearing. Around the world, hydrologists, including Matt Rodell of NASA, have been hunting for it.

Where is northern India’s underground water supply going? According to Rodell and colleagues, it is being pumped and consumed by human activities -- principally to irrigate cropland -- faster than the aquifers can be replenished by natural processes. They based their conclusions on observations from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). (Source: NASA)

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Publishing Date: 17/08/2009

Image shows anomalies in rainfall between July 14 and July 20, 2009. Most of India and Bangladesh are brown, showing that less rain fell than average during the week. One of India’s primary crop areas is in the north, where less rain has fallen. According to BBC News, Bangladesh had received 40 percent less monsoon rain than normal by July 20, triggering fears of food shortages. (Source NASA)

More information: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=39481
 

Publishing Date: 29/07/2009

UN-SPIDER Training Activity

Flood risk mapping, modelling and assessment using space technology

The programme included theory lectures and experience sharing by the experts. The theory lectures covered climate change and ...

Date of training: 22/07/2013 to 26/07/2013
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response

The overall objective of this international training course was to strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how space-based information, services and solutions can be used to reduce disaster risks and...

Date of training: 09/04/2012 to 04/05/2012
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response

The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote...

Date of training: 02/04/2012 to 04/04/2012
Workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response

It aimed at increasing awareness among staff of disaster management authorities with regard to the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, in cooperation with State and regional remote-sensing...

Date of training: 28/03/2011 to 30/03/2011

Advisory Support

UN-SPIDER supported a training workshop on the topic “Space technology for Disaster risk management and emergency response” at the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, from 2 to 4 April 2012. It was the third such training workshop organized jointly by the National Institute of Disaster Management and UN-SPIDER.

Mission dates: 02/04/2012 to 04/04/2012

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.

Mission dates: 28/03/2011 to 30/03/2011

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.

Mission dates: 11/01/2010 to 13/01/2010

Evento

WCDM 2020 picture of floods. Image: WCDM

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is a unique initiative of DMICS to bring researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management. The mission of WCDM is to promote interaction of science, policy and practices to enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building... read more

Global Congress on Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction logo. Image: CEED
The major thrives of this congress will be discuss and develop an integrated Climate Resilience Ecosystem that will address Future Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity Development of Vulnerable Communities for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth and Subsequently publish a White Paper that will be submitted to the Government of India and the State Government.
 
The Conference will discuss different topics, including:
  • Application of GIS & Remote Sensing for Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Costal Vulnerability and Adaption strategies
  • Water Security and Risk Management
  • Management of Solid Waste for Sustainable Development
  • Climate and Carbon Financing
  • Sustainability and Inclusive Growth
  • Extreme weather Events
  • Global Warming and Coastal Risks
  • Multi... read more
Postgraduate courses at CSSTEAP

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 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) which is a unit of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India.

The Centre has been imparting education and training, helping participants in developing research skills through its Master’s degree and Post Graduate courses. This is achieved through class-room (theory and hands-on exercises), group discussions,... read more

Postgraduate courses at CSSTEAP. Image:CSSTEAP

The educational programme of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) is oriented towards the dissemination of knowledge in relevant aspects of space science and technology. The emphasis of the Centre is to deliberate on education and research of natural resources management along with linkages to the global programmes/databases, pilot studies, continuing education and awareness and appraisal programmes. The curriculum has been developed under the auspices of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the guidelines emerged from the meetings held for Education Curriculum Development for the Centre at Granada, Spain in February/March 1995.

The courses offered are the following:

(I) Post Graduate Programme: The Centre offers Post Graduate level courses in different fields. P.G. Courses of nine months duration are organised in the following disciplines:

Postgraduate courses at CSSTEAP. Image:CSSTEAP

The educational programme of the Centre is oriented towards the dissemination of knowledge in relevant aspects of space science and technology. The emphasis of the Centre is to deliberate on education and research for natural resource management along with linkages to the global programmes/databases, pilot studies, continuing education & awareness and appraisal programmes. The curriculum has been developed under the auspices of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA) and the guidelines emerged from the meetings held for Education Curriculum Development for the Centre at Granada, Spain in February/March 1995.

(i) Post Graduate programme: P.G. Diploma Courses of nine months duration are organised in the following disciplines:

  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS and GIS) (at IIRS, Dehradun)
  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM) (at SAC, Ahmedabad)
  • Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate (SATMET) (at SAC,... read more
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Image: IIT Roorkee.

In the last two decades, Asia has experienced numerous disasters caused by geologic and hydro-meteorological hazards impacting human settlements, both rural and urban. There is a paradigm shift in disaster management with a growing emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The gradual recognition of ecosystem-based DRR as an efficient risk reduction tool is turning the development focus on blue-green infrastructure for settlements. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and... read more

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