The International Training Course on “Building Efficiency of Utilization of Satellite- Based Information during Emergency Response for CLMV Countries” was held during 30th August – 2nd September 2016 at Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI), Space Krenovation Park, Sri Racha, Thailand.

In this course, all participants received the concept of emergency response and disaster risk management with the expertise lecturers from ADPC, UNITAR-UNOSAT and Sentinel Asia. Additionally, they got an advanced training on use of relevant software for data processing and application to focus on the interesting event or situation.

Here are some feedback of our course from a representative of each country.



Lao P.D.R.
(GIS officer at the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change in Lao P.D.R.)

“Throughout the training I knew that the advanced technologies(RS and GIS) play an essential role in  disaster risk management cycle planning;  especially, how to make request satellite image from providers in case of urgent situation and analyse satellite image practice(color and bands combination technique to identify  flooding area), Basically this training is very useful and important knowledge and skills for me to expand  this concept to conduct to be case  of research in my country in future. However this training practice section is not enough for me  to conduct analyse the emergency case by myself  because the training still lack of data processing practice… and   SOP how to access the satellite image immediately in case of emergency,  so that these challenges we need time to practice and practice until I get it right  as well as should  have long term training or scholarship for th CLMV countries students ect.”


(Hydrologist atNational Disaster Warning Centre)

“First of all, the course provides the concrete knowledge about the concept of disaster and how to response events by using technical subject in terms of GIs and RIS. This lessen learn contributes me to understand in-depth knowledge and used this concept to apply in my work. Secondly, these training lead to share new experience with other countries where they are different situation and get how to learn when disaster occur. This opportunity contributes to build adaptive capacity in terms of risk reduction disaster in each counties. Finally, this course give a chance to build network with different counties. These advantage provide a good experience to share wisdom knowledge how to respond and manage when disaster events happened.” 


(Lecturer & Senior Researcher at Department of Geography and Land Management, Royal University of Phnom Penh)

“For myself, this training very useful and helpful for my current work as lecturer and research in department of geography and land management. I will share knowledge and materials what I got from this training to my colleagues. I think, the training contents and training objects are matched to each other. I am very interested in imagery analysis. For me, this session should be longer than the current one because I need to be more familiar with computer application first, especially ENVI program. I would like to request, if GISDA have and specially course on satellite imagery any by using ENVI program, please let me a chance. Remote sensing is another need of mine because I need to improve or to develop this course to be more useful to improve this field in my department. Application of GIS for spatial analysis is another needs for me and other colleagues in my department to improve their capabilities too.”


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(Director at Relief and Resettlement Department)

“I get from this trainingespecially knowledge such as disaster management, GIS, 3DMap, colorcomposite and space technology. I will apply this course when our region
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