United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management for Western Asia
2 - 6 October 2004, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Online Presentations and Papers

Note: The views expressed in the presentations and papers below are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or views of the United Nations or the Office for Outer Space Affairs. The presentations and papers are provided solely for informational purposes.

Keynote Presentations

  Chairman: M. TARABZOUNI, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Rapporteur: M. KOUDMANI, GORS, Syria
  Remote Sensing Capabilities for Disaster Managemen
Dr. Kamel Shekho, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Powerpoint Presentation
Using Satellite Imagery in Disaster and Crisis Management
G. TABAKIAN, Space Imaging Middle East
Powerpoint Presentation
Space Technology and Disaster Management
D. STEVENS AND R. NEWMAN, OOSA
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 1 - Setting the Scene: Space Technology and Disaster Management
  Chairman: M. ABDEEN, NARRS, Egypt
Rapporteur: S. MAHMOUD, NRIAG, Egypt
  Oil Spill Monitoring in Brazil and an Approach for an Oil Spill Monitoring Centre at KACST
G. FRANÇA, UFRJ, Brazil)
Powerpoint Presentation
Infra-Red Spectral Band Measurements for Seismic Activity Monitoring, Desertification Monitoring and Locust Mass Breeding Areas Monitoring
V. GORNYI, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Powerpoint Presentation
Detection and Mitigation of Flash Floods Hazards Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
A. ABDEL-HALIM, Cairo University, Egypt
Powerpoint Presentation
Atlas on Space Observation Technology
L. BECKEL, GEOSPACE, Austria
n/a
 
  Presentation Session 2 - Understanding User Needs: Examples of Using Space Technology for Disaster Management
  Chairman: S. E. H. YOUSSEF, Earthquake Disaster Reduction Data Centre, Egypt
Rapporteur: H. SABAT, Institute of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Jordan
  Use of Space Technology for Natural Disaster Management in the Arab World
M KOUDMANI AND I KAWAS, GORS, Syrian A. R.
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Information Technologies in Disaster Response Operations
H. GÜLER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Powerpoint Presentation
Use of Space Technology for Natural Risk Assessment in Lebanon
T. MASRI, National Centre for Remote Sensing, Lebanon
Powerpoint Presentation
Application of Space Technology in Disaster Monitoring, Assessment and Mitigation in Bangladesh
S. BEGUM, Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation - SPARRSO, Bangladesh
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 3 - Building Upon Existing Space Technology Infrastructure
  Chairman: A. EL HAG, Remote Sensing Authority, Sudan
Rapporteur: I. AL-KAWASS, GORS, Syria
  Spatial Information Requirements for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation and Relief Efforts
M. DALATI, GORS, Syria
Powerpoint Presentation
Monitoring Cathodic Protection Units on Oil Pipelines Using Saudisat
Dr. Abdulaziz Alsugair, KACST, Saudi Arabia
n/a
Using Space Technology for Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Disaster Management Studies
S. E.H. YOUSSEF, Earthquake Disaster Reduction Data Center, Egypt
Powerpoint Presentation
Post Gulf War Environmental Disaster Assessment and Prediction from 1989 to 1998 Using Space Observations and Spatial-Temporal Modelling in GIS Environment
A. AL-DOUSARI, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 4 - Integrated Solutions for Space Technology and Disaster Management
  Chairman: S. BEGUM, Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation - SPARRSO, Bangladesh
Rapporteur: A. ABDEL HALIM MOSTAFA, Cairo University, Egypt
  GIS Yerevan - A GIS for simulating earthquakes and assessing its damages on the example of Yerevan
H. YERITSYAN, Armenia
Powerpoint Presentation
Using Remote Sensing Techniques and Geographic Information Systems to Combat Desertification
A. AL ALWAN, Royal Jordanian Geographic Center, Jordan
Powerpoint Presentation
National Geographic Information System for Disaster Management
Mr. Walid Molla, KACST, Saudi Arabia
n/a
Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Site Selection for Hazardous Waste Disposal in Arid Areas
M. ABDEEN, NARRS, Egypt
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 5 - Innovative Developments and Initiatives
  Chairman: M. TARABZOUNI, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Rapporteur: H. GÜLER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  Study and Design of Portable Communication Systems for Disaster Relief
H. REZAZADEH, Telecommunication Company of Iran, I. R. Iran
Powerpoint Presentation
Monitoring of Crustal Movements Using GPS Techniques
S MAHMOUD, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Egypt
Powerpoint Presentation
Measuring Tectonic Movements Using Laser Ranging
Mr. H. AL-SALMAN, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Powerpoint Presentation
Community-based Drought Monitoring Using Both Satellite Images and Ground Data in Kenya
S. SHAABANI, Office of the President, Kenya
n/a
 
  Open Session
  Chairman: M. DALATI, GORS, Syria
Rapporteur: K. ABANDEH, Jordanian Meteorology Department, Jordan
  ARGOS Applications and Services
M. TARABZOUNI, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Powerpoint Presentation
Spatial Decision Support System for Land Use Planning
E. GANAWA, Remote Sensing Authority, Sudan
Powerpoint Presentation
Quick Bird: Using the Highest Resolution Commercial Satellite Imagery for Disaster Management
G. KHOURY, Maps Geosystems, Lebanon
Powerpoint Presentation
Space Techniques for Desertification Monitoring and Control
M. AIT BELAID, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Powerpoint Presentation
 
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