The 4th Stop
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
On April 20th, 2017, participants of the Centre went to National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) for a visit.
Dr. Liu Ming delivered an excellent lecture titled “Space-based Technology Application for Disaster Management in China”, giving a detailed introduction about disaster characteristics and management in China, space-based technology in disaster monitoring and assessment, etc. He also introduced Disaster Management System, Remote Sensing Data Acquisition Capacity, HJ-1-A/B Satellites Coverage, Routine Disaster Monitoring and other professional and technical knowledge.
Then, Ms. Ma Yunfei from the International Cooperation Department of NDRCC guided the participants to visit some working areas such as Comprehensive Analysis and Estimation Section, Airborne Remote Sensing Section and Satellite Remote Sensing Section. The experts there gave an overall introduction and showed how to use National Natural Disaster Report System to get the data and images.
Mr. LODHI MUHAMMAD KAMRAN, a participant from Pakistan majoring in RS&GIS, said, “Mr. Liu Ming elaborated the role of NDRCC China. In addition, he told us that natural disasters occurred beyond the physical boundaries of the countries，, so these disasters should be tackled through some thing that was also beyond physical boundaries like remote sensing. We know how NDRCC responded to disasters and really understand that remote sensing is playing a vital role in disaster mitigation and emergency management.”
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) is one of the leading scientific and technical centers to provide the support for government in addressing disaster-related issues by focusing on the whole cycle of disaster management. Through its more than decade development, NDRCC has built up its unique capacities by applying leading-edge technologies and other software resources to conduct the work in disaster preparedness, disaster reduction, emergency response, post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction. On the technical front, NDRCC has been applying space technology, unmanned airborne and other advanced tools to support data management, risk assessment,emergency response and post-disaster recovery. From the scientific perspective, NDRCC has gathered abundant experiences and formed series of procedures in undertaking policy research, advocacy campaign and educational activities to help both government and public in awareness rising and capacity-building. Now NDRCC has gained sound output capacities to be provided to meet both domestic needs and needs of overseas countries. During the last decade, NDRCC has successfully worked for the government on dealing with major nature disasters such as Wenchuan earthquake, Yushu earthquake, and helped with Australia with forest fire, etc.