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12 December 2006 Sentinel Asia initiative for disaster management support in the Asia-Pacific region
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The 'Sentinel Asia' initiative was established by regional space agencies, to use Remote Sensing information and Web-GIS data-delivery technologies in support of disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. Sentinel Asia is 'voluntary and best-efforts-basis initiatives' led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) to share the disaster information in the region using the 'Digital Asia' (Web-GIS) platform and to make the best use of earth observation satellites data for disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. The system is to initially be an internet-based, node-distributed, information distribution backbone, eventually distributing relevant satellite and in-situ spatial information on multiple hazards in the Asia-Pacific region. The system will also be used by member countries of Sentinel Asia in the Asia-Pacific region to 'trigger' dedicated satellite-data acquisitions by regionally operated satellites through their participating and cooperating space agencies during major and minor disasters in their countries. Operations of Sentinel Asia are to be commenced in October 2006 through a dedicated web site.
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Kazuya Kaku, A. Alexander Held, Hiromichi Fukui, and Masaru Arakida "Sentinel Asia initiative for disaster management support in the Asia-Pacific region", Proc. SPIE 6412, Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management, 641203 (12 December 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.697822
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