Report of the SAFE Work Shop in APRSAF-17
at Melbourne, Australia

< Last Update: 06 Dec. 2010 >

On the 22th Nov 2010, SAFE Work Shop was held at Melbourne, Australia in advance of APRSAF-17.


Almost 40 peoples participated at this Work Shop, and discuss 3 new proposals, and then confirmed the progress of 6 ongoing prototypings.


As a result of discussion, following 2 prototypings of new 3 proposals were newly approved.

  • Use of Satellite data derived ocean color and SST information for Thailand Fishery /DFO, Thailand
  • Carbon stock calculating and forest changes assessment toward REDD+ for Mangrove /FIPI, Vietnam

The new proposal from Nepal was recommended resubmitting it consequently regarding the comments by review board.

Review board meeting

Confirming the progress 6 prototypings is following:

Comments on Ongoing Prototypes

  • Potential Drought Monitoring (Indonesia)
    • Congratulate on the involvement of end-user (Ministry of Agriculture) for monthly data delivery.
    • Analysis of suitability of SPI to drought damages would be required for data application by agricultural field.
    • Ensure the linkage with another project of LAPAN for rise crop growth monitoring for agriculture impact assessment.
    • Consider the utilization of other Land use product (such as Japanese researchers' ALOS land use product)
  • Monitoring Water Cycle Variations and Assessing the Climate Change Impacts (Pakistan)
    • Confirm the start of prototyping with adding flood monitoring.
  • Assessment of Reliability of Fairly Accessible Data & Tools for Analyzing Impacts of Climate Change and Analysis of Risk of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Zone (Sri Lanka)
    • Continue the analysis for ALOS data application with bathymetry observation.
    • Recommend to narrow the scope for better implementation of prototype.
  • Water Cycle and Agricultural Activities during the PostMonsoon Season in the Stung Sangker River Basin and wider area in the Western Cambodia (Cambodia)
    • Consider the utilization of other Land use product (such as Japanese researchers' ALOS land use product)
    • Prototyping results should be shared with other countries like Philippines, which could benefit farming activities.
  • Forest monitoring and management (Lao PDR)
    • Promote FPD (implementer of successful SAFE prototype) involvement to be operating forest monitoring by using satellite data.
  • Modeling ocean frontal zones using high resolution satellite and float data to locate tuna fish aggregations (Sri Lanka)
    • Confirm the start of prototyping.
    • Prof. Ishikawa, Kyoto university agree to collaborate with Sri Lanka and Thailand.
    • Apply to verify the fishery management with model products by Kyoto university
Success StoryVietnamIntegrated water resource management
VietnamForest monitoring
On goingCambodiaWater Cycle and Agricultural Activities
Lao PDRForest monitoring and management
IndonesiaPotential Drought Monitoring
Sri LankaRisk of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Zone
PakistanMonitoring Water Cycle Variations & Assessing Climate Change Impacts
Sri LankaModeling ocean frontal zones using high resolution satellite and float data to locate tuna fish aggregations
Newly ApprovedThailandEconomic Fish Larvae Mapping and Monitoring
VietnamMangrove Forest Mapping and Carbon Stock Estimation

SAFE WS Recommendations

  • Confirmed expand SAFE prototypes from single country projects to multiple country projects (regional projects) and importance of knowledge sharing
  • Confirmed completion of two successful Vietnam prototypes for forest and integrated water management, six ongoing prototypes and two new prototypes
  • Continue to support and promote SAFE prototyping activities through data and application provision, technical assistance and sharing successful experience within SAFE community. Especially confirm the significance of knowledge sharing and transfer from successfully completed prototypes.
  • Promote successful SAFE prototype results with practical / operational users.
  • Exploring the opportunity to find international / regional funds to encourage the SAFE prototyping efforts - bridging to practical / operational uses in implementing countries.