From October 28th to November 1st , 2018, international training programme on “Space based technology for emergency response”, co-organized by Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (Affiliated to the United Nations (RCSSTEAP), Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA/UNSPIDER), was held at the Centre, Beihang University.
Six (6) experts from UN-SPIDER, Delta State University, National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC), Beihang University and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) were invited as lecturers. The objective was to help the participants to improve the disaster Reduction ability based on space technology, and facilitat the exchanges and cooperation between different countries.
The training consisted of nine (9) sessions including Remote Sensing, Satellite Data Source, Emergency Response Mapping, etc. Twenty-seven (27) participants from fourteen (14) countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Laos , Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam) attended the training. They were mainly from the Disaster Management Centers or other related institutions of different countries, the Member States of APSCO, and participants of the Centre.