4-6 July, 2018
The First Expert Group Meeting on Feasibility Study Report of APSCO Earthquake Signature Project Phase II was held during 4-6 July, 2018 in Beijing, China. Delegates from all Member States of APSCO participated in the meeting, including Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey.
Dr. Xinjun Li, Secretary General of APSCO gave a welcome speech. He welcomed all participants of the meeting and appreciated the support from Institute of Crustal Dynamics, China Earthquake Administration (ICD, CEA) for establishing the Ground-based Ionospheric Monitoring and Information Sharing Platform (GIMI Platform) in Phase I of this project. He also emphasized the Compatibility, Comprehensiveness and Crowd-funding (3C Principle) as a guideline for this project.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department of APSCO. The meeting went on smoothly and accomplished its predefined objectives. The FSR documents were discussed thoroughly by the experts, covering the topics on Technical Requirement Specification, Budget Estimates, Cost and Breakdown and so on. The experts from APSCO Member States recommended to submit the updated Feasibility Study Report to the upcoming Council Meeting as a Basic Activity.
It was recognized by all participants that the First Expert Group Meeting on Feasibility Study Report of APSCO Earthquake Signature Project Phase II was successful, and the main objectives of the meeting were achieved. APSCO highly appreciated the hard work, contribution, efforts and continuous support from participants of the meeting.
On the last day of the meeting, all delegates were invited to visit the APSCO GIMI Platform Data Center and ICD, CEA introduced the China Seismic-Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES) Mission to all participants.