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.
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization)
120 The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty
The King's 80th Birthday Anniversary, 5th December, B.E.2550(2007)
Ratthaprasasanabhakti Building 6th and 7th Floor, Chaeng Wattana Road, Lak Si,
Bangkok 10210, THAILAND