The 1st Progress Review Meeting (PRM) on the First Batch of DSSP Application Projects was successfully held on October 25, 2021 through a teleconference. The project management team from APSCO Secretariat, CRESDA and the experts from project-leading institutions and universities of the Member States, including China, Iran, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey participated in the meeting.
Ms. Yu Qi, Secretary-General of APSCO, warmly welcomed all participants and expressed her gratitude to all participants and appreciated the efforts of six project teams. She described the aim of the meeting as a review of the progress of the project implementation and discussion on the DSSP platform utilization of all the project leads.
The kick-off meeting was jointly chaired by Mr. Xu Yansong, Director General of the Program Operation and Data Service Department of APSCO and Mr. Batbayar Vandansambuu, Deputy Director General of the Program Operation and Data Service Department of APSCO.
During this meeting, the progress of following six DSSP application projects was reviewed:
1.“Disaster Management System Development and Application Based on Wide Band Multispectral Remote Sensing Data”(led by China)
2. “Establishing and Operating Flood Monitoring and Warning System Using Satellite Imageries” (led by Iran)
3 “Mangrove Watch from Space” (led by Pakistan)
4. “Spectral Characterization of Forest Cover for the Evaluation of Amazonian Ecosystems” (led by Peru)
5. “Air Pollution Assessment using Satellite Data: A Case Study of Greater Bangkok” (led by Thailand)
6. “Context-Based Satellite Imagery Search Engine （CoSISE）”(led by Turkey)
The projects leaders presented summary and status of the projects since the project kicked-off. Meanwhile, some of the project teams made the valuable proposals and recommendations on the project implementation and platform construction, which were noted and addressed by the Secretariat.
In accordance with the Feasibility Study Reports of the first batch of DSSP application projects approved by the Council, the progress of all the six projects was smoothly conducted as planned. The Secretariat highly appreciated the work done by the Member States. And reassured its commitment to expand the data resources and improve the functions of the DSSP platform based on the requirements of the Member States.