The APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II Successfully Passed Critical Design Review Milestone

The Critical Design Review (CDR) Meeting on ‘The APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II: Integrating Satellite and Ground Observations for Earthquake Signatures and Precursors’ was organized through a teleconference during 20-23 July, 2020. The Project Management Board (PMB) members and delegates from all Member States of APSCO participated in the meeting. 

The meeting, was chaired by Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department of APSCO. The meeting started with the project progress, reported by the Project Leader, Institute of Crustal Dynamics, National Institute of Natural Hazards, Ministry of Emergency Management of China, especially the implementation of the Stereoscopic Seismic-ionospheric Observation Application Platform (SOAP) and data retrieving and processing of data from the China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES). All deliverables of CDR milestone were thoroughly reviewed and discussed based on the review discrepancy items received from all Member States, including the draft Data Policy document. 

As a conclusion, it was agreed by all participants that the project has completed its CDR milestone and is ready to transit into the next stage. Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, only the manufacture of 2 sets of Magnetometers would be started this year.

After the CDR meeting, a two-day technical training course was delivered by experts from the project leader, on topics of High Precision Magnetometer (HPM), Electric Field Detector (EFD) and Search-Coil Magnetometer (SCM) Data Processing, Demonstration of electromagnetic (EM) data Access on SOAP Platform, GNSS Radio Occultation (GRO), Langmuir Probe (LAP), High Energetic Particle Package (HEPP) Data Processing, Demonstration of Ionosphere Data Access on SOAP Platform and Hands-on Practice. The training greatly improved knowledge and built capacity of all Member States on data acquisition, processing and analysis through the SOAP Platform.

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