At the conference, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Acting Head of the Department of National Remote Sensing, said that the development of science and technology in general and remote sensing in particular for natural resource and environment management played an important role for the national development today.
With the development of technology, many modern remote sensing satellites have been orbiting for monitoring natural resources and the environment nowadays. In particular, Japan is one of the countries where remote sensing technology has developed and successfully launched many generations of remote-sensing satellite into orbit.
Participants attend the seminar.
The seminar on “High-resolution remote sensing imagery application of Japan” introduces applications of high-resolution imagery of Japan through presentations of many leading space research organizations of Japan such as: Japanese Space System, Earth Observation Satellite Service Company of Japan and PASCO Group.
This seminar is also an opportunity for participants from ministries, agencies, research institutes, training institutions and especially localities to exchange experiences as well as needs of high-resolution remote sensing imagery application of Japan for monitoring natural resources, environment and disasters.
According to Mr. Nguyen Quoc Khanh, remote sensing applications were introduced during this workshop to support disaster management including flood and landslide; urban management such as infrastructure, subsidence surface in urban areas; coastal monitoring such as oil spill analysis, coastal erosion, ship detection; Seasonal monitoring for agricultural management.
Mr. Tohru Nakanishi, a member of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said that disaster issues had become worse throughout the world. Thus, with the experience from Japan, the use of remote sensing satellite applications could be a tool to provide solutions to these problems.