Myanmar - National Training Course

Recalling the Chuak earthquake in August 2016 that severely damaged some of the religious structures in the heritage site of Bagan, this training course aimed to build capacity for rapid damage assessment using geospatial and earth observation technologies. The event was conducted as part of the UN-SPIDER’s technical advisory services which began in 2012 in the case of Myanmar.

Post-Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment
  • Centre for Space Science Technology and Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)

The course included theory and hands-on sessions focused on the use of earth observation in providing critical information and rapid mapping during earthquakes. The participants learned about the role of International Charter, Sentinel Asia etc. and about the use of FOSS4G (Free and Open source software’s for Geoinformatics) and latest trends of digital image processing.