DE lectures for disaster mitigation workshop

For purpose of capacity building and training in disaster mitigation practices, the Digital Earth lectures were given by the international experts from the Digital Earth community, during an international training workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation which was organized by CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM) in the city of SanYa in Hainan, China from 23rd of November till the 4th of December 2015. ISDE President Professor Guo Huadong gave opening remarks in the inauguration ceremony of the training workshop and he emphasized the use of Earth observation and Digital Earth technologies in disaster studies.

ISDE Life member Professor John Van Genderen conducted four sessions in the workshop on the 30th of November 2015. During the day long sessions he interacted with the participants and discussed the role of Earth Observation technology for individual components of the disaster cycle (prediction, monitoring, prevention, management and mitigation). He presented various case studies to enlighten the participants about the present trends of spatial technology in disaster related studies. ISDE council member Professor Milan Konečný also conducted two sessions on the application of remote sensing technology in Disaster studies on the 1st of December 2015. He also indulged students in discussion on the current trends and methodologies of remote sensing in the field of disaster management and mitigation.

Mr. Jiang Hao from ISDE Secretariat, on behalf of the Professor Wang Changlin, introduced the participants the history and progress of Digital Earth concept, and encouraged the participants to take scientific initiatives and make contributions to the society. He announced one year ISDE individual membership was awarded for all the participants of the workshop. Ms. Kristina Kehayova, the winner of the ISDE Video Competition, also attended the workshop.


                                                        Opening ceremony of the training workshop

                                                                      Opening remark by Guo Huadong

                                                                   John Van Genderen gave lectures

                                                  Milan Konečný and workshop participant group photo

                                                              Jiang Hao introduced Digital Earth and ISDE

                                                                                      Kristina Kehayova gave a talk