UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

Bhutan seen from Space by NASA
Bhutan seen from Space by NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
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UN-SPIDER is set to conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Bhutan from 2 to 6 June 2014. The TAM is organised at the request of the Royal Government of Bhutan to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of Disaster management and strengthen disaster risk management in the country.

Mr. Shirish Ravan of UN-SPIDER is leading the TAM with a team of 7 experts representing the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC), the University of Salzburg in Austria, the Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Himachal Manav Seva (NGO in India), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Brazil and the Brazilian Energy Planning Agency.

The TAM team will meet with key Disaster Management authorities in the Government, UN agencies, regional and international organizations, initiatives and private companies to discuss in depth the use of space technologies for disaster management, make recommendations and develop guidelines to improve the use of space-based information. The mission also includes a one-day National Workshop on Space Technology and Disaster Management.