A seminar on “Application of Remote Sensing and GIS to Disaster Management” was held in the Bangladesh organised by National Centre of Earthquake Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) at the Council Bhaban of the university.
Professor Fumio Yamazaki of Space Technology Applications and Research Programme (STAR), School of Advanced Technologies (SAT), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand delivered his lecture at the seminar.
BUET Vice-Chancellor Prof Nuruddin Ahmed attended the seminar as the chief guest. It was presided over by Vice-Chancellor of BRAC University Prof Jamilur Reza Chowdhury.
Prof Abdur Rouf, Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, also spoke on the occasion.
Professor Yamazaki said that use of remote sensing and Geological Information System could be a very effective measure in assessing the extent of damage by earthquake with any magnitude. It can also reduce the casually of human life by providing information about earthquake using the GIS. He also said that remote sensing could forecast the earthquake and can effectively be used in the disaster management in the wake of any earthquake.