The Test Readiness Review Meeting and Technical Training on the APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II Successfully Conducted

The Test Readiness Review (TRR) Meeting and Technical Training on the APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II: Integrating Satellite and Ground Observations for Earthquake Signatures and Precursors, was organized during 30 August-1 September, 2021. Delegates from Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey, as well as the project management team from APSCO Secretariat participated in the virtual meeting. 

Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department, APSCO delivered a welcome speech to all participants. He appreciated the Project Lead, the National Institute of Natural Hazards (NINH), Ministry of Emergency Management of China, for their great contribution in the project. He highlighted that all the software tools equipped on the APSCO’s Seismo-ionospheric Observation and Application Platform (SOAP) are very useful for researchers, and he encouraged all Member States to fully utilize the platform and ground-based and space-based data from CSES and other remote sensing satellites. 

Prof. Zhima Zeren, on behalf of the project lead, addressed a welcome speech, and expressed sincere thanks to APSCO and all Member States for their active supports. She encouraged all researchers to use data available through the SOAP platform to promote capacity on earthquake study in our Member States. 

The progress report of the project and SOAP platform software development were presented by NINH, and thoroughly discussed among the participants during the deliverable review session. A two-day technical training was also conducted after the TRR Meeting. Six distinguished lecturers from China delivered the training courses covering topics on “Infrared and Hyperspectral Data Processing”, “Data Processing Reliability Analysis”, “CSES Plasma Analyzer Package Data Processing”, and “Geomagnetic Monitoring”. All delegates appreciated the efforts of APSCO Secretariat and NINH for establishment and utilization of SOAP platform. 

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