Title Earth Monitoring Workshop (2nd Day)
Objective To explore the use of earth observations in the Asia Pacific region to achieve societal benefits.
Target Audience NR Area and local participants active in Earth Observations.
Expected No. of Participants 30
Session Chair & Speakers
9:00-10:30 Session 4: Disaster and Natural Hazard Warning Systems (A)
Chairs: Pakorn (GISTDA) and Fukui (Keio U.)


1.Title: TEIN-2 Application Framework
Speaker: George McLaughlin
Abstract:The Trans-Eurasian Information Network (TEIN2) provides a comprehensive set of circuits between many of the countries of the Asia Pacific Region and also going west from Hong Kong and Singapore on short paths to Europe. One of the advantages of TEIN2 is substantially reduced latency, a significant advantage for interactive applications. However, comprehensive network connectivity on its own is not enough for success. Compelling applications and an enthusiastic user base are key to the full exploitation of the new infrastructure. Together these elements will enhance collaboration in research, education and outreach and lead to improved societal benefit. As the European Funding for TEIN2 (10 million Euros) came from EuropAID to assist the Beneficiary countries (Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and China), it is important that applications are deployed that are of value to and are used by these countries. The initial focus has been on telemedicine, and this has been led by the APAN Telemedicine working group. All TEIN2 Members countries will participate in live telemedicine demonstrations during the APAN Manila meeting. It is now important to identify other applications that can benefit from exploiting TEIN2 and are particularly relevant to the Asia Pacific region, eg tsunami warning, emerging infections, coral reef and ocean sciences, climate monitoring, remote teaching. It will be useful to explore how TEIN2 can complement and form part of the overall Earth Monitoring infrastructure particularly for data distribution, providing access to data repositories and data mining tools, and facilitating remote collaborative interaction between researchers and practitioners in the Earth Monitoring areas of interest.

2.Title: Introduction on Satellite image network for natural disaster management
Speaker: Pakorn

3.Title: Sentinel Asia: status and update
Speaker: Fukui

4.Title: Satellite image network for natural disaster management in Indonesia
Speaker: TBD


11:00-12:30 Session 5: Disaster and Natural Hazard Warning Systems (B)
Chairs: Pakorn (GISTDA) and Fukui (Keio U.)


1.Title: ASIA-ES: Status and update
Speaker: Pakorn, GISTDA

2.Title: Overview of the Pacific Disaster Center
Speaker: David Lassner, University of Hawaii

3.Title: Satellite observation of disasters in Southeast Asia
Speaker: Ryoichi Furuta, RESTEC

Abstract: Large area monitoring capability is powerful advantage of satellite observation. In disaster situation, especially, it works effectively to understand disaster area quickly. Japanese new land observation satellite ALOS has large area monitoring capability with high resolution in a single observation. ALOS carries three observation sensors, PRISM, AVNIR-2 and PALSAR. In order to understand disaster area, it is important to combine these observation data. Especially, the cloud penetrate observation capability of PALSAR is ingredient essential for monitoring flood and storm disaster. And also can monitor the volcanic crater that bottom of volcanic smoke. Moreover, PALSAR has capability of detection of deformation, as volcanic activity, landslide, and crustal deformation due to earthquake. ALOS data will support disaster monitoring in Southeast Asia.


14:00-15:30 Session 6: Towards a Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)
Chair: Chris Elvidge (NOAA)


1.Title: The progress report on GEO Grid
Speaker: Hirokazu Yamamoto, AIST

Abstract: The GEO (Global Earth Observation) Grid is the system to integrate whole data related to the earth observation. This system aims at contributing to the solving of global social problems such as environment conservation, resource exploration, natural disaster prevention, and risk management. It also supports new business model services combined with urban information, geographical information, social news, etc. The marriage of grid technology (IT) to the global earth observation (Science) allows us to provides securely and rapidly large archives of different attribute of earth observation satellite data and integrated service with various observation databases and GIS data. In AIST, the core contents of the system are the observation data from the earth observation satellite sensors ( ASTER & MODIS/Terra, PALSAR/ALOS and etc.) and geo-scientific information, such as geological and environment technology data, accumulated for a long period of time at AIST. As a core technology, the GEO Grid provides international standard compliant grid technology and develops systems. For example, many researchers use the remote sensing techniques as an attractive tool for global carbon studies. Especially, MODIS/Terra and Aqua have great contribution to monitor global environment, which have the resolution of 250m/500m/1km. However, MODIS products should be validated by finer resolution sensor data. Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor on board Terra platform (MODIS is also on board Terra ) has its spatial resolution of 15 m in visible and near infrared region, and this sensor is very suitable for validation of cloud cover and land cover contamination. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed ASTER sensor, and these data will be copied to grid technology research center (GTRC). AIST GTRC shall introduce a large-scale cluster system to archive the vast amount of MODIS and ASTER data. Especially, it is very important to develop the geometric/radiometric/atmospheric correction system for both of MODIS and ASTER data, because this part is very fundamental processing for their higher level products. The GEO Grid system will be very powerful for future satellite processing. The objective of this project is to develop the satellite processing system, which can generate the high accuracy products using grid technology for MODIS and ASTER data simultaneously. This presentation will provide the latest activities on GEO Grid project.


2.Title: Access to near real time global visible and thermal band mosaics from NGDC
Speaker: Chris Elvidge, NOAA

3.Title: Review of the GEO Implementation Plan: What Can the EM-WG Contribute?

Speaker: TBD

16:00-17:30 Session 7: Aquaculture (joint session with AG-WG)
Chair Elvidge (NOAA).


1.Title: GIS Applications in Aquaculture
Speaker: Director Sena De Silva (NACA)

2.Title: Lights in the Water: Satellite detection of lights from human activities in and around the Philippines
Speaker: Elvidge (NOAA)
Abstract: The DMSP Operational Linescan System has a unique capability to collect low light imaging data of the earth at night. While the data are collected at coarse spatial resolution (2.7 km) a variety of lighting types are detected. On land most of the lights detected are from human settlements and fires. Fewer lights are detected offshore - arising primarily from heavily lit fishing boats and gas flares at oil production sites. The presentation will examine the spatial distribution and types of offshore lighting found in and around the Philippines. The near real time access to last nights OLS data from NGDC will be demonstrated.

3. Title: Mapping Coastal Aquaculture and Fisheries Structures by Satellite Imaging Radar
Speaker: Nelson Lopez (NACA)

Remarks(including Special arrangements if Any) TBA



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