2. Annual Meetings
  3. APRSAF-21
  4. Working Groups


SAFE (Space Applications For Environment)

For further information on the SAFE workshop, please visit the SAFE Portal.

SAFE proposed outline (PDF)

Dr. Lal Samarakoon, Director of Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Mr. Naoto Matsuura, Director, Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Day0: Dec 1 SAFE workshop

Time Agenda Item(s)
9:00 Registration Open (Welcome coffee)
9:00-9:30 Pre-Review Board Meeting (Conference room 2)
  • Self introduction
  • Explaining situation of applications (SAFE secretariat, 5min)
  • Sharing review point for each new proposals, etc
9:30-18:00 SAFE Workshop
Opening session
  • Opening Remark (Co-Chair)
  • Introductions by all participants
  • Agenda adoption
  • Report of the 6th SAFE Workshop outcomes (SAFE secretariat)



Proposal of new prototyping
(30mins each, including 10mins Q&A/Discussion)

Utilization of Remote Sensing Satellite Data for Monitoring Quality Change of Lake Ecosystem in Indonesia (Dr. Bambang Trisakti, LAPAN, Indonesia)

Land Use Changes of “Trees Outside Forests” Sources in Upper Mahaweli Catchment in Sri Lanka: Using Agent Based Moadeling (Mrs. H.M.B.S Hearath, University of Sri Jayewardhenapura, Sri Lanka)

Deploying GSMaP for Decision Support in Transboundary Catchments in the Lower Mekong Basin (Dr. Michael Haase, IKMP, MRC)

11:30-12:50 Lunch Break
  • Group photo





Progress Report of On-going prototyping
(20mins each, including 5mins Q&A/Discussion)

Rice Crop Monitoring in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Lam Dao Nguyen, HCMIRG, Vietnam)

SAR Technology Application for Paddy Crop Monitoring in Central Area of Paddy Production, in Indonesia (Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati, ICALRD, Indonesia)

Monitoring of Agricultural Land Abandonment Using Remote Sensing (Dr. Farrah Melissa Muharam, UPM, Malaysia)

Assessment and evaluation of erosion and sedimentation on the coast from Hai Phong to Thanh Hoa province, in Vietnam (Dr. Nguyen Tanh Hung, Deputy Director, KLORCE, VAWR, Vietnam)

Utilizing satellite data, numerical rainfall forecasts, combining with ground observations in flood forecasting for the Thai Binh river system (Mr. Dang Ngoc Tinh, Division Chief, NHMS/MONRE, NCHMF, Vietnam)

14:30-15:00 Review Board Meeting (Conference room 2) / Coffee Break

Introduction of Development Aid Agencies Projects
(20mins each, including 5mins Q&A/Discussion)

JICA’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region (JICA)

Asian Development Bank Projects Applying the Result of SAFE Project (Mr. Yusuke Muraki, ADB)

15:40-15:55 Follow-up report of completed prototypes
  • Follow-up report of completed prototypes (Mr. Masanori Muto, SAFE secretariat)
15:55-16:20 Stakeholder meeting report
(25mins each, including 5mins Q&A/Discussion)

Investigation of sedimentation process and stability of the area around the cross-dams in Meghna estuary (Mr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim, LGED, Bangladesh)

16:20-16:50 Final report of Prototypes expect completion
(30mins each, including 10mins Q&A/Discussion)

The assessment of Mangrove Forest Carbon Stock Monitoring of Indonesia using Remote Sensing Approach (Dr. Ety Parwati, LAPAN, Indonesia)

16:50-17:10 Future collaboration of EO and GNSS
(20mins each, including 5mins Q&A/Discussion)
  • EO and QZSS for Oil Palm Precision Farming Protoyping (Dr. Abdul Rashid Bin Mohamed Shariff, UPM, Malaysia)
17:10-17:30 Wrap-up
  • Summarizing comments and discussion for prototyping
      - On-going prototyping
      - Completing prototyping
  • Report of Review board meeting and decision taken for approval of new proposal
17:30 Adjourn