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The Data Democracy Workshop on Climate Change
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Group photo of the participants of the Data Democracy on Climate Change

The Data Democracy Workshop on Climate Change was held in Bangkok, Thailand during 7-10 June 2010. The Workshop mainly focused on acknowledging climate relevant users on Earth Observation (EO) technology and introducing Data Democracy program to developing countries, especially in Asia region.

Organized by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the Workshop provided an updated situation on climate change and its effect in Asia as well as offered background of CEOS Data Democracy program which GISTDAcarried on the program to Asian. With all four components of Data Democracy program; datasets, software/ tools, capacity building and data dissemination, CEOS brought in several free-of-charge products to Asian users. The workshop was success with a number of 45 participants from 10 countries including CEOS lecturers and speakers from international , includingBrazil, China, India, Japan, Thailand and USA.

The Workshop was mainly structured into four sessions:

  • The first session presented on several climate change situation in Asia and EO technology update; 
  • The second session instructed participants about data accessibility by a speaker from USA via video-conference system including introduction to several methods of data dissemination; 
  • The third session was a hands-on session providing an opportunity to participants to learn more on freeware which contributed without charge by CEOS in order to transfer a software technology to users in developing country; and
  • The last session was a facility tour at GISTDA ground receiving station where participants are able to gain knowledge about satellite image receiving process of GISTDA.



  •  List of Participants (download)
  • Climate Change and Its Effects in Asia”, by Dr.Anond Snidvongs (download)

  • Earth Observation for Climate Change”, by Dr. I V Murali Krishna (download)

  • Earth Observation System based Inputs for Detection, Monitoring and Modeling the Impact of Climate Change”, by Dr. I V Murali Krishna (download)

  • FENGYUNCast and Its Upgrading Program”, by Ms. Chunfang Wang (download)

  • GEONETCast Global Environmental Data Dissemination System of GEOSS”, by Ms. Chunfang Wang (download)

  • Brazilian Amazon Deforestation Monitoring System”, by Dr.Carlos Alberto Felgueiras (DPI-INPE) (download)

  • SPRING - Introduction”, by Dr.Carlos Alberto Felgueiras (DPI-INPE) (download)

  • An Introduction to SPRING to Deforesting Detection -with Hands On”, by Dr.Carlos Alberto Felgueiras (DPI-INPE) (download)

  • Data Democracy Workshop for Climate Change”, By John Faundeen, USGS (download)

  • TerraLib GIS Development Platform & SISMADEN Natural Disaster Monitoring and Alert System”, by Dr.Laercio M. Namikawa (DPI & INPE) (download)

  • Data Accessibility / Interopreability: - Registries, Metadata and Ontology”, by Masahiko Nagai, JAXA (download)

  • Effects of Climate Changes: An Indian Perspective”, by Sarma Biswajit & Khataniar J.N. (download)

  • Applications of Earth Observation for Climate Change in Indonesia”, by Adi Witono, LAPAN (download)

  • Climate Change and Land Use Change in Lao PDR”, by Palikone Thalongsengchanh (download)

  • National Strategy in Climate Change Management: Modeling and Data Application”, by Ms.Tubtim Limsoontorn , ONEP (download)

  • Climate Change in Vietnam: Challenges and Actions”, by Trung Tam Vien & Tham Quoa Gia (download)

  • "Data Democracy Program”, โดย Pakorn Apaphant, GISTDA  (download)

  • Data Democracy Portal Contents”, โดย Poonthip Sirikulchayanon, GISTDA (download)


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