< Last Update: March 2016 >
The purpose of Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) is to contribute to the solution to various environmental problems with space technology.
Asia-pacific region has various environmental problems such as climate change and rapid industrial development with economic growth. The use of space technology (especially satellite data) enables wide and long term monitoring of environmental change, which leads to the lower risk of environmental change and the solution of environmental problems.
However, the use of satellite data requires highly specialized technical knowledge. Therefore, SAFE provides total support for the construction of the solution systems; providing satellite data, construction of system to utilize space technology, development of human resources, management of projects, and technical support.
SAFE has implemented more than 20 prototype activities in the area of water resource, agriculture, coast and fishery, some of which have developed into joint projects with international organizations.