The “Workshop on the Use of Multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Sustainable Development” will be organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) from 21 to 22 March 2012, at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok , Thailand .
The current applications of Multi-GNSS are mostly concentrated in the fields of transportation, disaster risk reduction, environment and agriculture. In transportation fields, car navigation systems, Intelligent Transfer Systems (ITS), ship monitoring systems have been successfully deployed and utilized. In the disaster risk reduction area, the precise positioning capability of Multi-GNSS enables accurate land slide and Tsunami buoy monitors, and risk and hazard mapping. In environment and agriculture sectors, Multi-GNSS is utilized in automatic machine navigation systems, forest managements and land surveys.
The workshop programme will introduce Multi-GNSS applications and research topics, potential user applications in the fields of transportation, disaster risk reduction, environment and agriculture. The way forward discussion towards effective sustainable development including cross-sectoral topics will then be conducted. The provisional agenda of the meeting is attached for your reference.
The objectives of the workshop are to link Multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) data providers, end users, especially policy and decision makers, and related international agencies in the region, enabling them to share information and new policy options necessary to promote using navigation and positioning satellite systems for transportation, disaster risk reduction, environment and agriculture as well as sustainable development in the region.
Recent developments in Multi-GNSS have a high potential of utilization in Asia and the Pacific. Over the next decade, people in the region are going to be able to utilize not only GPS but also other GNSS such as Russian GLONASS, Chinese BEIDOU (COMPASS), European GALILEO and Regional Navigation Satellite Systems (RNSS) such as Japanese QZSS, and Indian IRNSS. In the various applications for sustainable economic and social development, Multi-GNSS offers tremendous scope for application, but end users may not be fully aware of its potential. To encourage sharing resources and knowledge of utilization of the Multi-GNSS, the Asia Oceania Demonstration Campaign has been promoting user communities to develop new applications and carry out demonstrations through the Multi-GNSS Asia international organization.
- Annotated Agenda
- Participants' Information Note
- Tentative Programme
- List of Participants
- Presentations - GNSS in Transportation
- Presentations - GNSS in Disaster Risk Reduction
- Introduction by Mr. Shoji Matsubara, ESCAP (included in Introduction in Overview)
- Introduction by Mr.Hiroaki Tateshita, MGA Secretariat
- Introduction by Mr. Masayuki Kanzaki, Hitachi Zosen Corporation part 1, part 2 , part 3
- Introduction by Mr. Junichi Takiguchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
- "Ionospheric Scintillation Monitoring using GNSS” by M r. Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Asian Institute of Technology
- "Potential Applications of GNSS in DRR in Sri Lanka ” by Ms. Kumari Mala Weerasinghe, National Building Research Organization, Sri Lanka
- "Application of Multi-GNSS in Sustainable Agriculture Through Precision Farming Practice” by Mr. Aimrun Wayayok, Universiti Putra Malaysia
- “Application of ortho-photo, SPOT-5 image and GIS for land use and land cover mapping” by Mr. Damrong Buapradabkul, Land Development Department , Thailand
- “The Use of GNSS in Lao PDR” by Mr. Singthong Khamone, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Lao PDR
- Report of the Workshop on Use of Multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Sustainable Development