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4th Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia STEP-2, 12-14 July 2011
The 4th Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia STEP-2 was co-organized by ESCAP in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), the Malaysian National Security Council (MKN), the Malaysian Space Agency (ANGKASA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 12 to 14 July 2011. It showcased and reported on the progress of field and experimental projects based on space applications that are being explored in the region, particularly in the field of disaster risk reduction and management.
The meeting, organized annually, was attended by 89 experts from 62 organizations, including space agencies, universities and other non-governmental organizations from the Asia-Pacific region. With the objective of increasing the capacity for resilience to natural disasters and other shocks for the people and communities of the region, ESCAP promotes the use of imagery and data from space-based platforms for inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.