CU-GISTDA Fieldwork on Big Data for Disaster Management


CU-GISTDA Fieldwork on Big Data for Disaster Management
February 17th – 20th, 2017 at Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI),
Space Renovation Park (SKP),Sriracha, Chonburi, THAILAND

In today’s digital age, the role of big data has become increasingly important in many aspects of life. One notable area is the use of big data to help prevent andmitigate the effects of natural disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, and drought, and flooding.In the CU-GISTDA fieldwork, participants will be challenged with various learning activities designed to guide themthroughthelife-cycle of big data, from understanding data, data collection, data pre-processing, data analysis, to data visualization. They will learn how big data differs from traditional data in terms of its complexity and treatment, and get to experience first-hand how big data is used to manage flooding risk, which is the most frequent natural disaster in Thailand.


  • To introduceparticipantstothe life-cycle of big data
  • To provide participants with hand-on experience on using traditional data/big data for managing flooding disaster


The EBA member institutes in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines shall nominate a total of 20 participants for the fieldwork. The content of the fieldwork has been designed to be easily understood by participants without science background. Thus, there is no prerequisite to attend this fieldwork.

WHEN and WHERE will the training sessions be held?

Date: Friday, 17th  – Monday, 20th  January 2017
Duration: 4 days
Place: Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI), Space Krenovation Park (SKP),
Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand.
Location: 13.102001 N,100.928833 E



University Consortium for Evidence Based Approach to the Emergent Issues in Asia (EBA)



Ministry of Science and Technology : MOST

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) : GISTDA