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The Meeting between AFSIS Secretariat and JAXA

Update by Webadmin 2023-02-15 00:18:05

On 13 February 2023, AFSIS Secretariat held a meeting with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) community with support from JAXA and MAFF of Japan in meeting room 1, Innovation building, Office of Agricultural Economics, Bangkok.


The participants were 3 representatives from JAXA: Dr. Shinichi Sobue, Dr. Kei Oyoshi, and Mr. Go Segami, 1 representative from MAFF, Mr. Ryuki Ikeda, 1 representative from SEAA Research LLC, Mr. Shoji Kimura, and the AFSIS Secretariat.


The objective of the meeting was to introduce SAFE projects and cooperation in SAFE activities i.e., the SAFE Rice monitoring (INAHOR) using ALOS-2satellite and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) with training data collection for rice mapping, a New SAFE project regarding methane emission from paddy rice (CH4Rice), and the relationship between SAFE Rice monitoring (INAHOR) project and FAO project.


In addition, there was a discussion session where the participants discussed the potential collaboration between AFSIS Secretariat and JAXA for enhancing the food security information in the ASEAN Region by using satellite technology in the future.




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