Education, Science, Research, and Innovation of Thailand, and ASEAN Research and Training center for Space technology and Applications (ARTSA) in collaboration with UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) – a technology – intensive programme under the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) had jointly organized an ASEAN Regional Training course on Geospatial Big Data applications for Sustainable Development between 5th – 9th August, 2019 at Space Krenovation Park, GISTDA, Thailand.
The training focused on the application of Geospatial Big Data through case study and hands-on exercises to different domains such as environmental monitoring, hazard mapping and disaster risk reduction for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). This training course aims at increasing the understanding of the regional action plan on using space and geospatial applications in ASEAN member countries. The training also aims to explore a new trend in geospatial big data which can be used to address scientific and societal issues and to develop a potential methodology on how to improve more precise and timely results through big data analytic approaches using Google Earth Engine, Sentinel Hub, NASA FIRMS, NASA WorldView, Etc.
Participants also had a chance to visit all facilities in Space Krenovation park under the guideline of GISTDA’s experts and satellite engineer to understand the role of Space technology and how it supports the country’s development.