Participants of the 2015 Asian Summer School International Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Camp, jointly hosted by Chubu University, Japan, and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, visited RIMES on 26 August 2015.

 

The 20 participants come from 9 different countries and diverse background (geoinformatics, economics, education, geography, international relations, etc.). They attended lectures and hands-on activities on geoinformatic technology applications in sustainable development, agriculture, the environment, and climate change. Site visits and field trips exposed participants on their practical applications.

 

The visit to RIMES allowed participants to learn and observe how geoinformatic technology, such as GIS and remote sensing technology, are used in hazard observation and forecasting, development of decision support systems for forecast-based impact assessment, and generation of locally relevant risk information.

 

Learn more about the Asian Summer School here.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water visited RIMES