Training on Space Cooperation for Global Health

2018-01-28  Share

With the rapid development of space technology and applications, UNOOSA has attached increasing importance to “space cooperation for global health” and listed it as one of the thematic priorities of UNISPACE+50 Preparatory Activities in 2016 (thematic priority 5: Strengthened space cooperation for global health). In response to the implementation of “the Belt and Road Initiative” and UNISPACE+50, China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will support to organize a training on this topic to provide useful skills and knowledge to utilize Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) for monitoring and assessing environmental public health. It is expected to help the developing countries, especially the Belt and Road countries, improve space application capacity in global health and promote international space cooperation. The training, focusing on environmental public health, has been finalized as “Training on Space Cooperation for Global Health”.


Expected Participants

Opportunities are expected to provide for professional researchers, managers (including local space officers) working in the fields of public health and space technology applications.


Objective

* To improve the use of space technologies and space-based information and systems in the global health domain.

* To promote enhanced cooperation and sharing of information in emergencies, epidemics and early warning events, as well as on environmental parameters.

* To enhance capability in integrating health data in disaster management plans.

* To strengthen capacity-building in advancing space technologies in global health efforts.


Content

It will cover various fields including the application of RS&GIS in public health, theory and model; environment and health big data, ARCGIS and Supermap software latest features and applications; GIS development for Emergency management and decision-making support in public health field, etc. The training will be divided into two sessions, lecture sessions and hands-on practice sessions.


A professional visit to Harbin will be arranged after the training courses. At the same time, A Forum on Space and Global Health will be held in Harbin during the time to celebrate the China Space Day (April 24, 2018). All the participants will be invited to the Forum and give some introduction on their practices or requirements on Global Health using space technology. Keynote speeches on space cooperation for global health will be invited among the participants.


Language

English


Location

* Beihang University, Beijing, P.R. China

* Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS


Organizers

* Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

* Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (Affiliated to the United Nations) (RCSSTEAP)


Supported by

* China National Space Administration (CNSA)

* Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


Registration

* The number of participants in the training is limited to a maximum of 40.

* Selected Applicants from the partners of CAS, RCSSTEAP and early registrants will receive priority for financial support (including expenses for round-trip and local accommodation in China) will be available for some early-birds. Please apply as soon as possible (Self-funded participants will be greatly welcomed).

* The applicants who want to register are required to complete the application form (please click Application Form to download it) and prepare a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Please mail the required documents to the two contacts below before March 9, 2018.


Dr. Jianfeng He  Email: hejianfeng@igsnrr.ac.cn, Tel: 86-10-64888819

Ms. Yizhuo Cui  Email: cuiyizhuo@buaa.edu.cn, Tel: 86-10-82338937


Important Dates

* Deadline of the application is March 9, 2018.

* The results of admission will be notified before March 16, 2018.

* The training will be held from April 12 to 26, 2018.