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Sentinel Asia initiative for disaster management support in the Asia-Pacific region
Author(s): Kazuya Kaku; A. Alexander Held; Hiromichi Fukui; Masaru Arakida
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Paper Abstract

The 'Sentinel Asia' initiative was established by regional space agencies, to use Remote Sensing information and Web-GIS data-delivery technologies in support of disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. Sentinel Asia is 'voluntary and best-efforts-basis initiatives' led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) to share the disaster information in the region using the 'Digital Asia' (Web-GIS) platform and to make the best use of earth observation satellites data for disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. The system is to initially be an internet-based, node-distributed, information distribution backbone, eventually distributing relevant satellite and in-situ spatial information on multiple hazards in the Asia-Pacific region. The system will also be used by member countries of Sentinel Asia in the Asia-Pacific region to 'trigger' dedicated satellite-data acquisitions by regionally operated satellites through their participating and cooperating space agencies during major and minor disasters in their countries. Operations of Sentinel Asia are to be commenced in October 2006 through a dedicated web site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6412, Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management, 641203 (12 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.697822
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuya Kaku, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
A. Alexander Held, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
Hiromichi Fukui, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Masaru Arakida, Asian Disaster Reduction Ctr. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6412:
Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management
Felix Kogan; Shahid Habib; V. S. Hegde; Masashi Matsuoka, Editor(s)

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