Source: Department of Geographical Sciences
On June 13, 2018, the "International Charter for Space and Major Disasters" project was held at the Department of Geographical Sciences at Beijing Normal University. The training was jointly organized by the National Space Administration of China, the China Resources Satellite Application Center and Beijing Normal University. The National Key R&D Program under the leadership of Beijing Normal University and headed by Prof. Wu Jianjun of the Department of Geographical Sciences, “The Emergency Response to the Collaborative Monitoring of Heavy and Unusual Disasters The key technology research and demonstration project were undertaken. Participants in the training came from more than a dozen satellite operation agencies and user units such as the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and the National Satellite Meteorological Center. The project “Research and Demonstration of Key Technologies for Emergency Response to Co-ordinated Monitoring of Critical and Critical Disasters in Air, Earth, and Space” was undertaken by Beijing Normal University. The project team of the Institute of Earthquake Prediction of the China Earthquake Administration and the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research also participated in the training.
The training focuses on three parts: Charter's historical operation and response mechanism, Charter's responsive work process, and Charter China's authorized user experience. Wang Zhigang, Executive Director of the Chartered China Secretariat, briefed the participants on Charter's history, operations, and response mechanisms. He reviewed Charter's work in China for the past decade and Charter's contribution to disaster response in China and even in the world. Mr. Robert from ESA gave a detailed description of Charter's response process and role. He also trained Charter's response to disasters in terms of the project manager's work content, project manager and emergency operations officer's operation procedures, and third-party data applications. The workflow of the project manager and emergency officer in the process. The experts from the National Disaster Reduction Center and the Satellite Meteorological Center of the National Meteorological Administration introduced the working experience of authorized users in China over the past ten years.
This training is the third training organized by the “International Charter for Space and Major Disasters” since the establishment of the Chinese Secretariat. It is also the first time that the National Science and Technology Plan project has hosted the special training for Charter, which symbolizes the integration of large and small disasters. The key technologies for coordinated monitoring of emergency response research and demonstration projects have actually participated in the Charter mechanism. This has created conditions for the project to use the Charter mechanism to carry out remote sensing monitoring and research of severe disasters, and has further strengthened the project cooperation between domestic and foreign satellite operators. At the same time, it contributed to China’s participation in the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.