Presentation on theme: "1 JAXA and its Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region 12 November 2008 Space Applications and Promotion Center (SAPC) Japan Aerospace."— Presentation transcript:
1 JAXA and its Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region 12 November 2008 Space Applications and Promotion Center (SAPC) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) http://www.jaxa.jp
3 Objectives of JAXA C.B. Activities 1. Provide necessary technical know-how to RS & GIS users in the Asia-Pacific region as a contribution by the Government of Japan to the capacity building activities recognized in WSSD, UNWCDR, EO Summit, GEOSS and CEOS; 2. Use Japanese satellite data archived for more than last 25 years for sustainable development, planning and monitoring purposes in the region; 3. Develop in-house capacities of prospective users in the region by working on project-based training programs; 4. Identify future space technology needs in the region for better service of forthcoming Japanese satellite data programs.
4 JAXA's Present Capacity Building Activities as of JFY2008 Mini-Projects in cooperation with GIC-AIT Specialized Training in Japan for the Mini-Projects' High Achievers and Lectures ALOS Pilot Project with Indonesian LAPAN Organizing Asia Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) Meetings Sentinel Asia Project -System Operation Training- JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities
5 JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region (1) Mini-Projects in cooperation with GIC-AIT
6 14-Year History of JAXAs Capacity Building Activities in cooperation with GIC-AIT 1. For last 14 years starting from April 1995, JAXA has been entrusting a responsibility to the Geo- Informatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (GIC-AIT) to carry out various training programs mainly focusing on RS and GIS development of the Asia-Pacific nations. 2. The contents of the training programs have sometimes changed by the needs of the times, and now we concentrate on the Mini-Projects which is a problem-solving type of training.. GIC-AIT
7 Outline of JAXAs Capacity Building Activities in cooperation with GIC-AIT 1. Number of Trainees (JFY1995 2008) : More than 1200 from 27 countries 2. Annual Budget JAXA Spends for Capacity Building Activities through AIT: Approx. $US 300,000 3. Staff of GIC-AIT: There are about 12 Asian staff under Dr.Lal Samarakoon who is also JAXAs invited scientist.
9 Newly Started Selection-System with JFY2007 Mini-Projects At the 3 rd Sentinel Asia JPTM (Joint Project Team Meeting) held in Singapore in March 2007, JAXA announced, from the JFY2007, it would start selecting 10 Mini-Projects focusing on Disaster Management through the offer for public participation due to the following 2 reasons: 1. To open the door of the Mini-Projects to all the Sentinel Asia JPT member-organizations who are interested in developing their capacities in RS/GIS mainly for disaster management. 2. To facilitate Sentinel Asia Project, which is a disaster information sharing support system, by using Mini-Projects as a means of supporting it.
10 JFY2008 Mini-Project Selection-Results 1. During April and June 2008, JAXA and GIC-AIT received 33 proposals from 62 organizations of 14 Asian countries through their websites. (Case of JFY2007: 28 proposals from 49 organizations of 13 Asian countries.) In August 2008, JAXA finally selected 11 proposals as its 2008 Mini-Projects based on technical evaluation made by GIC-AIT. 3. The first stage of the JFY2008 Mini-Projects successfully completed at GIC-AIT (3 weeks from September 22 to Oct.10.)
11 JFY2008 Mini-Projects 1 5 (1)Bangladesh: Flood Map Improvement and Flood Risk Assessment in Context of Probable Seal LevelRise: A Case Study at Matlab, Bangladesh (2)Bhutan: Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping for Sustainable Development in view of Climate Change (3)Cambodia: Development of GIS Database in Flood Prone Areas of Kratie Province, Cambodia (4)Indonesia: Influence of Climate Variation and Vegetation Greenness on Fire Occurrence – A Case Study in Riau Province and Central Kalimantan Province (5)LaoPDR: Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Flood Risk Mapping in Naguem River
12 JFY2008 Mini-Projects (6 11 (6) Malaysia: Mapping of Mangroves and Aquaculture Activities in the Fisheries Reserves of Sabah using RS & GIS (7) Mongolia: Drought and Land Degradation Study using MODIS Data (8) The Philippines: Effects of Drought on Rice Production in Nueva, Ecija, Philippines (9) Sri Lanka: Risk Profile on Sea Level Rise for Coastal Zone Management, Galle District, Sri Lanka (10) Thailand: Flood Hazard Mapping in Nan Province under the Nan River Basin, Thailand (11) Vietnam: Establishment of RS Information Database for Flood Monitoring and Warning System in Thua Thien Hue
13 JFY2008 Mini-Project Participants With the JAXA researcher as one of the trainers of the 2008 Mini- Projects
14 JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region (2) Specialized Training in Japan for the Mini-Projects High Achievers and Lecturers
15 Specialized Training in Japan for Mini-Projects High Achievers & Lecturers From JFY2006, JAXA started to invite once a year highest achievers and lecturers of the Mini-Projects to Japan in order to let them have a training opportunity in their respective fields in cooperation with some specialized organizations located in Japan.
16 Specialized Training in Japan for Mini-Projects High Achievers & Lecturers 4 Cooperation Organizations for 2008: University of Tokyo (UT) Keio University (KU) United Nations University (UNU) International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO operated by an independent administrative institution so-called Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) of Japan.
17 JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region (3) ALOS Pilot Project with Indonesian LAPAN
18 ALOS Pilot Project with Indonesia LAPAN RESTEC Support Agreement Cooperation Framework JAXA Implementation Agency BPPT DESDIM: Implementation Agency BAKOSURTANAL: Implementation Agency CReSOS: Implementation Agency ITB: IPB: UNSYIAH: Implementation Agency MOF: Letter, Agreement, Contract….. Natural resource map Base map Coastal zone management Regional and use map Forest map Implementation Agency ISORI, MOA: Agriculture Dec. 2005 – March 2009
19 ALOS Pilot Projects with 8 Indonesian Organizations JAXAs Counterpart National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of the Republic of Indonasia LAPAN Participating Organizatios: 4 Government Offices & 4 Universities Indonesian Soil Research Institute ISORI, Ministry of Agriculture Geology Development and Research Centre, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Natural Resources DESDM National Coordinating Agency for Surveying and Mapping BAKOSURTANAL Center for Forestry Mapping, Ministry of Forestry MOF Center for Remote Sensing and Ocean Sciences CReSOS), Udayana University Remote Sensing Center, Bandung Institute of Technology ITB Regional Development Study Center, Bogor Agriculture University IPB Syiah Kuala University UNSYIAH
20 Scenes from the conference held for reporting the JFY2007 Final Results in March 2008 at LAPAN with about 50 participants ALOS Pilot Project with Indonesia
21 JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region (4) Organizing Asia Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI)
22 Water is qualified as one of the 9 public social benefit fields of GEOSS. Water is considered as the following 2 of their five tasks: (1) Understanding of water cycle and water management; and (2) Mitigation of wind and flood damages which should be urgently worked out utilizing earth observation. JAXA is one of the organizers of the AWCI symposia and the other related meetings for the purpose of planning and carrying out its capacity building activities as well as providing the satellite data-sets. 1 st Asian Water Cycle Symposium: Nov.2005 in Tokyo, Japan 2 nd Asian Water Cycle Symposium: Jan.2007 in Tokyo, Japan 3 rd Asian Water Cycle Symposium: Dec.2007 in Ohita, Japan AWCI in cooperation with GEO, MEXT of Japan, UT, UNU, APN to contribute to GEOSS
23 The 3 rd AWCI Symposium held in Ohita Pref., Japan, in Dec. 2007 AWCI in cooperation with GEO, MEXT of Japan, UT, UNU, APN to contribute to GEOSS
24 JAXAs Present Capacity Building Activities for the Asia-Pacific Region (5) Sentinel Asia Project – System Operation Training –
25 http://www.aprsaf.org/ Sentinel Asia establishing Disaster Management Support System Communication Satellite Applications Earth Observation Space Education & Awareness ISS Working Groups [History] Established in 1993 after the Asia-Pacific International Space Year Conference (APIC) held in 1992 [Organizers] MEXT, JAXA and co-host organizations Past co-organizers: Government or related entities of Mongolia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, India [Next Session] APRSAF-15 will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov or Dec, 2008 co-hosted by MOST, VAST, MEXT and JAXA Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum
26 Sentinel Asia APRSAF* Space Community Satellite Image Contents Promotion of Utilization Capacity Building Web-GIS Data / Meta Data Management Information Sharing Platform Contents Digital Asia Digital Earth / Web-GIS Community Digital Map Social / Economic Data Satellite Image Disaster Reduction Community Disaster Information Contents Utilization (User) ADRC** Member Countries Framework of Sentinel Asia UN/ESCAP, UN/OOSA, ASEAN, AIT, etc. International Community International Cooperation ** Asian Disaster Reduction Center Joint Project Team (JPT) Join Project Team consists of total 51 organizations including 44 agencies from 18 countries and 8 international organizations as of September 2008. Voluntary and best-efforts-basis initiative by participating organizations * Asian Disaster Reduction Center * Asian-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum
27 Scenes from past System Operation Training in Bangkok in 2007 & 2008 From JFY2007, JAXA started to organize the system operation training for the Sentinel Asia Project twice a year by inviting 10 to 20 people from the member organizations of the project as its trainees.
28 http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/ Sentinel Asia Website Number of Sentinel Asia Joint Project Team (JPT) members as of 2008: 51 organizations from 20 countries and eight (8) international organizations
29 Thank you very much & Domo Arigato Gozaimashita