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RESTEC Organizes EAHC Workshop on Lidar and Satellite Derived Bathymetry


From 30 January to 1 February 2018, “EAHC* Workshop on Lidar and Satellite Derived Bathymetry” was held at the RESTEC office in Tokyo. The workshop was co-organized by the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department (JHOD) of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), the Japan Hydrographic Association (JHA) and RESTEC. The objective of the workshop was to improve the capacity of East Asian countries for developing and utilizing Lidar and Satellite through sharing the latest knowledge and technology.

12 participants from 10 different countries, namely, Brunei, China (Hong Kong), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, joined the workshop. This was the first time for RESTEC to arrange a workshop related to Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB) in collaboration with JHOD and JHA. The lectures of RESTEC provided basic knowledge concerning satellite remote sensing as well as technology to produce SDB using the software developed by JHA and RESTEC.

Many questions and comments were raised during the lectures and exercises, indicating the participants’ high level of interest in applying remote sensing to hydrographic and oceanographic management. RESTEC hopes that the participants share the knowledge and technology they learned with the colleagues in their countries.

The workshop was financially supported by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)’s Capacity Building Work Programme. RESTEC would like to express gratitude to IHO and JHOD for providing this important opportunity.

* The East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC) is a regional hydrographic commission within the framework of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). It was established in 1971, on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the EAHC under the initiative of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines and Thailand. Later, DPR of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore joined the commission.