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Interviews - 2013

Interview with Mr. Masami Sugiura, senior researcher, ADRC

The APRSAF Secretariat interviewed Mr. Masami Sugiura, a senior researcher of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), in March 2013. ADRC was established in July 1998; the Center has encouraged multinational cooperation for disaster reduction in the Asian region, and now it has 30 member countries. Mr. Sugiura discussed the significant role played by ADRC in Sentinel Asia, which starts STEP3 in 2014.

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Interview with Dr. Michael Green, General Manager, Space Policy Unit, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education of Australia, at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2012)

The APRSAF Secretariat interviewed Dr. Michael Green (General Manager, Space Policy Unit, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education of Australia) at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. He talked about the progress of Climate R3 (Regional Readiness Review for Key Climate Missions), one of the APRSAF initiatives, proposed by Australia at APRSAF-17 in Melbourne, December 2011.

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Mohd Alauddin Mohd Ali, Director, Institute of Space Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2012)

The APRSAF Secretariat interviewed Prof. Dr. Mohd Alauddin Mohd Ali, Director, Institute of Space Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. As a Malaysian co-chair of the APRSAF-19 Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEU WG), he talked about the microgravity experiment activity in Malaysia, which was started when the Malaysian astronaut, Angkasawan, went to the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2007.

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Interview with Mr. Krishna Raj Adhikary, Chairman, Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2012)

The APRSAF Secretariat interviewed Mr. Krishna Raj Adhikary, Chairman, Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. Being a Nepali representative in SEA WG, he talked about space education activities in his country, especially the APRSAF Space Education Seminar in Kathmandu held in March 2012.

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Interview with Mr. Suhermanto S, Director, Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia, at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2012)

The APRSAF Secretariat interviewed Mr. Suhermanto S, Director, Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia, at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. He mainly talked about LAPAN's Automatic Identification System (AIS), or ship monitoring system, whose equipment will be carried on LAPAN's next satellite, LAPAN-A2. The AIS was one of the main topics at the APRSAF-19 Communication Satellite Applications Working Group (CSA WG).

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Interview with Mr. Agus Hidayat, Director of the Remote Sensing Application Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2012)

The APRSAF Secretariat interviews Mr. Agus Hidayat, M.Sc Ir., Director of the Remote Sensing Application Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), at APRSAF-19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. Mr. Hidayat is one of the most frequent participating members of APRSAF, and he has attended the Earth Observation Working Group (EO WG) for five years after participating several times in the Space Education and Awareness Working Group (SEA WG).

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