PH picked as ‘data node’ in Asia IT disaster mgm’t project

A Japan-led regional project that seeks to use remote sensing and GIS technologies in disaster management has named the Manila Observatory as a Data Analysis Node (DAN) in Asia Pacific.

The Philippine Disaster Science Management Center (DSMC), along with the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (Comste), said the Manila Observatory will now play a major role in supplying data to Sentinel Asia, an international project of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Sentinel Asia aims to support disaster management in the Asia Pacific region by applying and promoting remote sensing and GIS technologies among its partners.

As a Data Analysis Node, the Manila Observatory will provide analysis and interpretation of satellite data in aid of disaster management in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region.


Published by newsbytes Philippines on 26 February 2011

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