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International Workshop on Glocal Monitoring

The Tokai University Glocal Monitoring Project, in partnership with the University of the Philippines, held the "2nd International Workshop on Glocal Monitoring" from February 21-22 at the University of the Philippines' Diliman Campus. This workshop was held as part of Tokai's "Constructing Glocal Monitoring System for Safe and Secure Society" project, which was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a 2016 Private University Research Branding Project. "Glocal monitoring" is the combination of global monitoring by satellites and local monitoring via the collection of social media information transmitted by individuals. This project aims to use "glocal monitoring" to help with disaster monitoring.

At the workshop, 10 researchers from Japan, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, and the United States presented their work on the monitoring of natural disasters and environmental changes using remote sensing. Around 100 participants, including members of various institutions throughout the Philippines, held discussions with the researchers.

The presenters and their research themes are listed below:

Glocal Monitoring for creating a safe and secure society
Prof. Kohei Cho, Executive Director, Tokai University Research & Information Center

Analysis and Visualization of Tweets Posted During 2018 Western Japan Heavy Rain Disaster
Dr. Sanetoshi Yamada, Tokai University Research & Information Center

Climate and Environmental Changes in the Philippines
Dr. Josefino Comiso, Emeritus Senior Scientist, NASA

Disaster Monitoring and Assessment with Multi-Source Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
Prof. Fuan Tsai, Director, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR), National, Central University, Taiwan

Digital Imaging for Monitoring and Evaluation (DIME) Program
Engr. Mark Tupas and Engr. Ayin Tamondong, Project Leaders of DIME, Department of Geodetic Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Monitoring of Blue Carbon Ecosystems and Lake Water Quality using Remote Sensing and Citizen Science
Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Assoc. Professor, Department of Geodetic Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Monitoring haze pollution in Asia using Himawari-8 geostationary satellite
Prof. Husi Letu, State Key Laboratory of the Science and Remote Sensing Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Satellite detection of illegal commercial fishing boats in restricted coastal waters of the Philippines
Dr. Christopher D. Elvidge, Physical Scientist, NOAA, USA