Remote Sensing Satellite Data for Sustainable Development

Remote Sensing Satellite Data for Sustainable Development

3 – 6 February 2015 at Space Krenovation Park, Sriracha, Chonburi, Thailand

Background and Objectives

In order to enhancescience, technology and innovation cooperation between China and Thailand, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China launched the first project under “China-ASEAN STEP” – constructing Remote Sensing Satellite Data Sharing and Service Platformon September 22nd, 2012 to advance the integration in technology between China and ASEAN. This project will encourage experience sharing of science and technology development, improve technology strength in ASEAN, speed up the development of economy, society and culture in ASEAN.

The aim of the project is to construct the remote sensing satellite Data Sharing and Service Platform in ASEAN member states and share China’s remote sensing satellite data with them in such fields as agricultural yield estimation, environment monitoring, disaster prevention and control, city management, promote the development of economy and society for benefit the people from this region.

In September 2014, the platform has been successfully installed in Thailand responded by GISTDA.Thisplatform provides the ZY02C (Zi Yuan 02C) data products to users (government agencies, private sector and NGOs) in Thailand and conducts typical applications/ pilot project in the field of agriculture, disaster and land resources.

This course, organized by GISTDA in collaboration with CRESDA, will increase and improve personnel capability in application for sustainable development and learn how to access the Thailand and Chinese earth observation information for a variety of applications.



Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization): GISTDA, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand

China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application(CRESDA)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation (CASC)

Ministry of Science and Technology, China

Date & Place

Date: Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th February 2015

Duration: 4 days

Place: Space Krenovation Park, Sriracha, Chonburi, Thailand

Location:13°06’8.84″ N,100°55’40.69″ E

Expected Participants

This training course is open to young researchers, i.e., last year undergraduate, M.Sc., and Ph.D. student, scientists and professionals who are studying or working in natural resource and environmental management and who wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. Participation is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

Course Content

3 February 2015: Concept of Remote Sensing and earth observation satellite

In the morning there will be a lecture to provide understanding about the general concepts of remote sensing and characteristics of China’s and Thailand’s earth observation satellites as well as how spatial data – and Earth Observation data in particular – can be used in the system developed by CRESDA. In the afternoon there will be hands-on exercises.
4 February 2015: Data Processing

In the morning there will be a lecture about Data Processing (atmosphere correction, fusion, classification, etc). In the afternoon, it will focus on typical application (agriculture assessment, disaster monitoring application, land resource application) for planning and decision-making.
5 February 2015: Data calibration

Expert lecturers from CRESDA will lecture on data calibration including hands-on exercises and field survey will be held in the afternoon.
6 February 2015: Beidou system and XiHesytem application

Demonstrations of the Beidou system and XiHe system application will be presented and in door positioning for multi-hazard risk assessment and mapping in support of spatial planning will also explained.


The language of the training course is English.


The lecturers will be composed of well-known experts on application of remote sensing from CRESDA, China and GISTDA, Thailand


Conditions: early- and mid-career scientists, and policy makers from ASEAN countries with background of geo-informatics and earth observation as an advantage; skills of fluent English communication required.

The applicants must submit the documents as following

(1) Completed application form

Applicants fill in the attached application form of the digital application form (MSWord) which can be downloaded at

(2) One page short curriculum vitae

  • Include competence in basic sciences (e.g. grades in classes or exams, names of degree, department, university, etc.)
  • Indicate your working experience
  • Indicate experience of remote sensing and its applications

(3) One page statement indicating future research and benefit from attendance at this course

(4) One letter of recommendation: e.g., from your supervisor, head of department or

professional in earth observation sciences who knows well your work

All documents have to submit to the course secretariat, Mr. Jakrapong Tawala at or by fax +66-2-561-4503. Application deadline is 16 January, 2015.

The applicants will be notified by 20 January 2014 via the course website ( and the invitation letter will be sent to the applicants for visa formalities at the same time.

Please be informed that only complete applications, with all the requested information, will be considered.

 Financial Assistance

Those applicants who have been selected will be providedas following

  • Round-trip international airfares between their home countries and Bangkok, Thailand (Economy class and One round ticket) not more than 600 USD or 20,000 Baht per one person
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation (Check in 2 Feb 2015, Check out 7 Feb 2015)
  • Registration Fee
  • Lecture materials
  • Lunch and break refreshment
  • Field tour

Important date

  • Application deadline 16 January 2015
  • Participants notification 20 January 2015
  • Gathering in Bangkok 2 February 2015
  • Accommodation check in 2 February 2015
  • Training date 3-6  February 2015
  • Accommodation check out 7 February 2015


Mr. Jakrapong Tawala
Geo-informatics Scientist


Mr.Satit Tisayakorn

Administrative Officer


Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

196 Phahonyotin Road, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND

Tel : +66-2-561-4504-5 ext. 431

FAX: +66-2-561-4503

Additional Information

Updated information on this training course is available at


As is customary, all the participants are advised to take adequate insurance towards health, medical, accident or any other health related incidences/cases during their stay in Thailand. GISTDA shall not be responsible for such expenses.