2. Annual Meetings
  3. APRSAF-24
  4. Space Applications Working Group


Space Applications Working Group

SA WG proposed outline (PDF)

Mr. Shantanu Bhatawdekar, Director, EOS, Indian Space Research Organisation Headquarters, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Mr. Kazuo Tachi, Senior Chief Officer of Satellite System Development & Senior Chief Officer of Satellite Applications, Space Technology Directorate I, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)

<Day 1> November 14, 2017

Time Agenda Item(s)
9:00-9:20 Opening session for Day 1
  • Introductions & welcome address (co-chairs)
  • Review of the last SAWG
  • Presentation of Space Applications Working Group Objectives and Agenda adoption
    (Mr. Shantanu Bhatawdekar, Director, EOS, ISRO, India)
9:20-10:20 Host country session: Role of Space technology in Governance - Indian Experience
  • Synergy of Earth Observation,Communication and Navigation for Space Applications in Governance and Development
    (Mr. Shantanu Bhatawdekar, Director, EOS, ISRO, India)
  • Enabling Governance in Agriculture through Space Technology: Operational and Research aspects
    (Dr. Shibendu S Ray, MNCFC, India)
  • Enabling Governance in Rural Development through Space Technology
    (Dr. PVN Rao, Dy. Director, NRSC, India)
  • Role of Space Technology in Weather and Ocean State Forecasting
    (Dr. Rajkumar Sharma, Dy. Director, EPSA, SAC)
10:20-10:50 Agriculture #1
  • Asia-RiCE for GEOGLAM (Global Agriculture Monitoring) (Dr. Shinichi Sobue, JAXA, Japan)
  • Rice crop monitoring project in Indonesia
    (Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati, MoA, Indonesia / Dr. Kei Oyoshi, JAXA, Japan)
10:50-11:20 Group Photo and Coffee Break
11:20-13:00 Agriculture #2
  • Agriculture Residue Burning
    (Dr. Brijendra Pateriya, Director, PRSC, India)
  • Strengthening Horticulture sector through Remote Sensing techniques
    (Smt Mamta Saxena, Advisor, Horticulture, DAC&FW, India)
    (Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen, VNSC/VAST, Vietnam)
  • The satellite data application for agricultural effective indicators of project evaluation in India
    (Mr. Yuki AKAI, JICA, Japan)
    (Mr. Jacob Malana, Orbit Australia, Australia)
  • Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:45 Integrated Land and Water Resource Management #1 for drought and flood
  • AO-GEOSS Task 1: AWCI - Integrated water resource management
    (Prof. Toshio Koike ICHARM, Japan)
  • Satellite Application For Environment (SAFE) and International Flood Initiative (IFI) activities: Towards effective Flood Disaster Managements in Sri Lanka
    (Dr. Rasmy, ICHARM, Japan)
  • Recent developments in Hydrological Modeling
    (Dr. V.V. Rao, Group Director, Water Resources, NRSC/ISRO, India)
  • Integrated watershed development in India
    (Dr. T. Ravishankar, Group Director, Land Resources, Landuse, Mapping and Monitoring, NRSC, India)
  • Application of Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) in Asia-Pacific region
    (Ms. Moeka Yamaji, EORC, JAXA, Japan)
  • Strengthening the Drought and Crop Insurance management: Efforts towards Remote Sensing techniques development
    (Dr. S.S. Ray, Director, MNCFC, India)
  • Drinking water and sanitation programmes, Bhuvan Bhujal
    (Dr. K. Vinod Kumar, Group Head, Geosciences, NRSC, India)
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:30 Integrated Land and Water Resource Management #2 for LULCC and forest
  • Sustainable forest management and forest carbon in India
    (Dr. C.S. Jha, Group Director, Forestry and Ecology, NRSC, India)
  • GFOI (Mr. George Dyke, Symbioss/JAXA)
  • Fire Hotspot and Smoke Haze Detection using Advance Himawari Imager in Indonesia
    (Dr. M. Rokhis Khomarudin / Ms. Hana Listi Fitriana LAPAN, Indonesia)
  • Forest Fire Monitoring
    (Dr. Arijit Roy, Scientist, IIRS India)
  • Efficient Oil Palm Management Prototyping Using 3D GIS For Replanting Program
    (Mr. Mohd Na’aim Bin Samad, FGVRD, Malaysia)
17:30-17:45 Wrap-up of Day1

<Day 2> November 15, 2017

Time Agenda Item(s)
9:00-9:20 Opening session for Day 2
  • Review of Day 1 (co-chairs)
9:20-9:50 SAFE initiative report and discussion
(Dr. Lal Samara Koon, (Report of the SAFE workshop, which is held on Nov 13.))
9:50-10:45 Sentinel Asia session 1
    (PHIVOLCS, Philippines / Mr. Takanori Miyoshi, JAXA, Japan)
  • Disaster management support programme of India
    (Dr. JV Thomas, Program Manager, DMS, EOS, India)
  • Flood management in India
    (Dr. K.H.V. Durga Rao, Head, DMSD, NRSC, India)
  • Introduction of NDMI
    (Dr. YoungJin Park, NDMI, Korea)
  • Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Sentinel Asia session 2
  • Overview of Sentinel Asia
    (Dr. Shiro Kawakita, JAXA, Japan)
  • Trend of Emergency Observation Requests
    (Dr. Makoto Ikeda, ADRC, Japan)
  • Sentinel Asia Strategic Plan
    (Dr. Koji Suzuki, NIED, Japan)
  • Emergency observation Request Support Tool: OPTEMIS
    (Mr. Wasanchai Vongsantivanich, GISTDA, Thailand)
  • Primary Data Analysis Node Activity
    (Dr. Manzul, Hazarika, GIC-AIT, Thailand)
  • Discussion
12:45-13:50 Lunch
13:50-15:45 Inter-Satellite technologies: Infrastructure
  • CEOS data cube
    (Dr. David Hudson, GA, Australia)
  • Vietnam data cube
    (Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen, VNSC/VAST, Vietnam)
  • Data Cube efforts by India
    (Mr. D. Dhar, Group Director, SIPG, SAC, India)
  • Space based monitoring of Air and Water pollution
    (Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Group Director, BPSG, SAC, India)
  • Role of Space Technology in Non-renewable energy- Potential Assessment and Forecasting
    (Mr. Shashikant Sharma, Group Head, VRG, SAC, India)
    (Dr. M. Rokhis Khomarudin, LAPAN, Indonesia)
  • FORMOSAT-5 Satellite Status and Image Operation
    (Dr. Sheng-yun Yan, NSPO)
  • Discussion
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:25 Joint WGs (SAWG and SEWG) for human resource development
  • The Asia-Pacific Plan of Action for Space Applications (2018-2030)
    (Dr. Werner Rudolf Balogh, ESCAP)
  • Enabling Governance in Capacity Building through Space Technology
    (Dr. S.K. Srivastav, IIRS, ISRO, India)
  • Space Education Program of the Tokyo University of Science: A trial for hands-on space education by using realistic materials
    (Prof. Shinichi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • G-SPASE: Human Resource Development Program to Solve Social Problems with Space Systems - Realization of Global Learning and Growth -
    (Mr. Akira Kodaka, Keio University, Japan)
  • Discussion
17:25-17:45 Wrap-up of SAWG