United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction - "Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response"

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China


China National Space Administration, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation and Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific


24/10/2018 to 26/10/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, August 31, 2018


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through the United Nations Platform for Spaced-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), conducted the eighth edition of the United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Beijing, China, under the title “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response”.

About one hundred participants from 34 countries and eight regions participated in the conference. It brought together national organizations involved in disaster management and generating geospatial information in the countries where UN-SPIDER undertook technical advisory support activities. The conference was also attended by representatives of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices, various regional and international organizations, and experts from different parts of the world.

Presentations delivered at the event

Presenter Title Link
Shirish Ravan, UNOOSA Role of UN-SPIDER in Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response Download
Session 1
Timothy Wilcox, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Space-based technology to report of Sendai Download
Xiang Fang, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania Fengyun Meteorological Satellite Programs Supporting the Beld & Road Initiative Download
Makoto Ikeda,  Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Strengthen Network Between Space Agency and Disaster Management Organization Download
Talbot Brooks, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University Rethinking Community Resiliency: New Geospatial Dimensions Download
Suju Li, National Disaster Reduction Center of China Space-based Information for Emergency Management in China: From Response to Prevention Download
Session 2
Jiang Hui, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration China National Satellite Emergency Response and Information Support Mechanism Download
Niranga Alahacoon, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) IWMI's Rapid Emergency Response Mechanism: Lessons Learned from Past Events and Future Developments Download
Yu Liu, Intelligent Transportation System Research Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, China Social Sensing Based on Big Geo-data Download
Shiro Ochi, GeoInformatics Center - Asian Institute of Technology Recent Satellite-based Emergency Mapping Activities in Asia and the Pacific Supported by Sentinel Asia and International Charter Download
Liang Yuanchuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Satellite SAR Products in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction Download
Stephen Clandillon, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg (UNISTRA) ICube-Sertit's International Charter and Copernicus EMS Experience and the Role of the IWG-SEM Download
Xiao Bai, Beihang University, Beijing, China Large-scale Remote Sensing Image Processing and Analysis Download
Amalanathan Sithamparapillai, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka Importance of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response Download
Feng Li, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka Super Resolution with GF-4 for Finer Scale Earth Observing Download
Rifaat Abdalla, Department of Earth Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University WebGIS Applications and Cloud Computing for Disaster Management and Emergency Response Download
Liangyun Liu, RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Global Land Cover Mapping at 30m using time-series Landsat-8 Images Download
Session 3
Miaole Hou, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture Application of Geospatial Information Technology in the Sustainable Development of Cultural Heritage Download
Nikolaeva Elena, National Environmental Agency of Georgia Operating the different remote sensing data to monitor wildfire by example Georgia's Borjomi fire in 2017 Download
Nana Yan, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth) DroughtWatch for Mongolia Experiences and lessons Download
Mahua Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee | University of Roorkee · Department of Architecture and Planning Blue-Green Ecosystem Health Monitoring Techniques for Urban Risk Reduction Download
Saini Yang, Beijing Normal University (BNU), Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management Evolution of An Ecological Network: Case Study of Sichuan Download
Rajesh Sharma, East Delhi, Delhi, India, Information Technology and Services Establishing National Disaster Loss and Damage Databases: Lessons and Experiences from Asia Download
Bin Zou, Central South University (CSU), School of Geoscience and Info-Physics The Development of Chinese Marine Satellites and A1:E45 Use in Disaster mitigation  
Flordeliza P. Del Castillo, Manila Observatory Efforts for Emergency Observation Mapping in Manila Observatory: Development of a Typhoon Impact Estimation System (TIES) focusing on Economic Flood Loss of Urban Poor Communities Download
Arezki Dounia, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Mohamed Boudiaf (USTOMB) Département d'Informatique Classification of Satellite Images and their Contribution to Achieving the Objectives of Sandai Framwork Download
Khun San Aung,  Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Flood Response Mapping System in Myanmar for Effective Emergency Response Download
Srinivasa Reddy, National Remote Sensing Center, ISRO Multi-Hazard Early Warning System in Karnataka-India Download
Breakout session 1
Jose A. Marengo, Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN) Disaster Risk Reduction in Brazil: An Innovative Approach for Early Warning System – The CEMADEN experience Download
Fajar Yulianto, Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Remote Sensing Application Center The Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Analyze The Estimated Volume of Pyroclastic Deposits and Morphological Changes Caused By The 2010–2015 Eruption of Sinabung Volcano, North Sumatra, Indonesia Download
B. Pyne, Q. Verspieren, G. Coral and H. Roy, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) The Necessity of National Space Agencies to Enhance Disaster Risk Preparedness in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of the Philippines Download
May Khin Chaw, DMH Strategies for Agro-Met. Development in Myanmar Multi- Hazard Early Warning System of DMH, Myanmar  
Fuxiang Huang & Shihao Tang, National Satellite Meteorological Centre (NSMC/CMA) Monitoring of Extreme Weather Events Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data Download
Breakout Session 2
Edoh Yao Kiatchey, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Ghana The Three Northern Floods: Ghana's Rapid Response Download
Horacio Matemane & Abdul Mutualibo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs MOZAMBIQUE The use of Drones for Disaster Management in Mozambique: Opportunities and Challenges Download

MeiMei Leung,  Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, World Vision International

Translating DRM Info Management Technologies into Community Actions Download
Tawhidul Islam, Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University Application of Geospatial Technologies in Developing Climate Change Adaptation Tracking Mechanism (ATM) in Bangladesh Download


Crowd-sourcing: A Bridge from Mapping to Action Download
Nicolas Bidault, UN Network for SUN Enhancing Capacity of Community in Providing Emergency Mapping Download
Breakout session 2
Ali Asgary, York University Rapid Response Disaster Simulation Platform Download
Deo Raj Gurung, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu (ICIMOD)  Use of earth observation in developing countries – Challenges Download
Goutham Karthikeyan, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Optimacy: Shelter Access and Facility Education Platform Download
Shahidul Islam, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh Rainwater Induced Urban Waterlogging at Dhanmondi of Dhaka city: Causes, Extent and Solution Download
Muhammad Yasir,Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Earthquake Damage Analysis Center (EDAC) Spatial Technologies: An Effective Tool to Overcome Data Scarcity for Disaster Risk Analysis in High Mountain Environment Download
Edoh Yao Kiatchey, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Ghana Milestones with UN-SPIDER Download

Ghulam Abbas, Pakistan Meteorological Department

Updates from UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: Pakistan Download
Silap Boupha, ASEAN SCOSA – National Focal Point Ministry of Science and Technology, Mongolia Geospatial Information in Support with UN-SPIDER: Case of Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Dam Collapse Download

Jingnong Weng,Beihang University (BUAA), Department of Computer Application Engineering

Introduction to the UN Regional Centre in China (RCSSTEAP) Download

Manuel Airone, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Strengthening National Capacities and structure for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Project – Mozambique UNSPIDER_CHINA Download
Han Qunli, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Contributing to Sendai Framework Priorities: Update of IRDR in its WGs and ICoEs  


Target Audience: 

Disaster managers, policy makers, providers of space technology solutions/tools/applications from governments, academia, research, NGO and corporate sector.

Number of expected participants: 100.


Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel

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