February 27, 2018
National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
DBAR inaugurated an International Centre of Excellence on Integrated Climate Change, Disaster Risk and Environmental Research and Capacity Building in Bangkok. It is the first Centre of Excellence to be established as part of a network of eight centers of excellence planned to be built. The ICoE-Bangkok was established in partnership with four Bangkok-based institutions including the Asian Institute of Technology, Geo-Information and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), and Ramkhamhaeng University Center of Regional Climate Change and Renewable Energy (RU-CORE).
The ICoE-Bangkok promotes international cooperation and the exchange of expertise and technology. The centre also collaborates with DBAR working groups to develop and apply regional big Earth data for environmental protection, risk reduction, food security, urban development, and the preservation of coastal resources and world heritage sites.