Disaster centre recognised


THE National Disaster Centre was recently accredited Sentinel Asia JPT membership.
Centre director Martin Mose thanked the board members of Sentinel Asia for recognising PNG by accrediting JPT membership to centre.
Sentinel Asia is a voluntary initiative led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) and was established in 2005 as collaboration among space agencies and disaster management agencies under the APRSAF initiative.
It supports disaster management efforts in the Asia-Pacific region through the provision of space-based information and imagery derived from earth observation satellites. The aim is to mitigate and prevent damage caused by natural disasters such as typhoons, floods,
Mose said such high-level membership was important for a country to promoting international cooperation in terms of disaster-risk reduction and disaster management.

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