On 29th April 2013, Geoinformatics Center organized one day seminar for the officials of Survey Department of Sri Lank, who are currently in Thailand for one week program. The purpose of this event is to identify the strengths of the center and to open up new areas of collaboration between the two institutes.
Prof. Yoshifumi Yasuoka, one of the main supporters of GIC visited the center on 3rd April. Prof. Yasuoka was former Deputy Executive Director of NIES and currently working for number of agencies including Japan Science and Technology Agency. He is an adviser to JAXA activities in the region and a member of RESTEC board. He was instrumental in establishing the MODIS system in GIC.
ASEAN Capacity building Forum on Risk Assessment was held at Geoinformatics Center from 20th to 22nd March 2013. The theme of this program was "Bridging Science and Practice in Disaster Risk Management Towards Community Resilience". About 15 participants from ASEAN member countries participated this event.
JAXA sponsored Miniproject 2012 Phase II is being held at Geoinformatics Center from 3rd December to 21st December 2012. After completing their field work back in home countries, the participants are working on their respective projects under the supervision of Geoinformatics Center staff to obtain the final results/ outcomes of their projects.
The engineers from JAXA/ NEC Japan are working on the restoration work of QZSS Monitoring Station back in GIC building. The restoration work started on 11th December and expect to be finished by 21st December. The station was not operational since October 2011 as it was removed just before the last year flood.