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Sentinel Asia 
- Aiming to mitigate disaster damage in the Asia-Pacific region from space -

Sentinel Asia aims to promote international cooperation to monitor natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It uses earth observation satellites and other space technologies to collect disaster-related information, and shares it over the internet. The aim is to mitigate and prevent damage caused by natural disasters such as typhoons, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions and wildfires. Sentinel Asia, first advocated in 2005, now counts 8 international organizations and 51 participating organizations from 20 countries as members, and utilization of its systems is steadily expanding.
Sentinel Asia receives images from JAXA's Land Observing Satellite Daichi, and helps assess damages caused by natural disasters.

Sentinel Asia Introductory Video
What is Sentinel Asia? Find out about the project from our introductory video—the needs for such a project, its operations, its benefits and prospects for the future.
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Special Interviews
Leaders and staff of participating organizations and the United Nations give their views on the developments and prospects of Sentinel Asia.
Future Plans of Participating Organizations
  • Providing Thailand's Earth Observation Satellite Data to the Asia Pacific Region
    Dr. Thongchai Charuppat
    Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency
  • Australia's Years of Experience Will Prove Valuable in Providing Forest Fire Information
    Dr. Alexander Held
    Office of Space Science and Applications
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Is the Sentinel Asia System Accessible to All Member Countries?
    Kwoh Leong Keong
    Director, Center for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP)
    National University of Singapore
  • Expanding Sentinel Asia's Earth Observation Network
    Madhavan Nair
    Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization
  • Disaster Management Is a Key Element of Space Development
    Keiji Tachikawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Disaster Management in Asia
  • Accumulation of Basic Data is the Key to Rapid Transmission of Useful Satellite Data
    Dr. V.S. Hegde
    Program Director, Disaster Management Support
    Indian Space Research Organization
  • Sharing Experiences Will Help Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific Region
    Supakit Phopapapan
    Director, Information Technology Center
    Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Thailand
  • Our Experience in Utilizing Sentinel Asia's Data in Emergency Situations
    Dr. Orbita Roswintiarti
    Head, Natural Resources and Environmental Monitoring Division
    Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
  • Observation Data from Radar Satellites is Indispensable in Managing Floods
    Pongsthakorn Suvanpimol
    Royal Irrigation Department, Thailand
Cooperation with the United Nations
  • Big Hopes for Reducing Risks and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards through Space Technologies
    Salvano Briceno
    Director, Secretariat for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, United Nations
  • Providing the Benefits of Space Technology to All Countries in the Asia Pacific Region
    Sivasankaran Thampi
    Information, Communication
    and Space Technology Division, UNESCAP