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6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS

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Created on Monday, 13 October 2014 Published Date Written by Super User

 

Welcome Speech
Dr.Pichet DurongKeveroj
Minister of Science and Technology
The 6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS
October 10, 2014
The Royal Raradise Hotel and Spa, Phuket

 

 

 

Honourable speakers, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.

I would like to express my gratitude to the presence of all delegates, speakers and participants in The 6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS. It's a great pleasure to welcome you all to Thailand, especially to Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman sea.

In thailand, the development of mult-GNSS application and its utuluzation are of great significance. We put a great effort to establish the sharing of information, the exchange of views and perspectives among countries of 6th Asia Oceania Regional as we successfully hosted the first of this workshop in Bangkok, the captial of Thailand since the year 2010. We are very excited to witness the continuation of the effort which brings us back together here once again for The 6th Workshop.

GNSS and its application has promised a great benefit to the society, economically and socially. the design and development of novel GNSS-related devices can help propel the semiconductor industry from a substantial demand for new parts and instruments to support the manufacturing of new devices. Agricultural community can benefit significantly from the shift of manual production to an automated one using precise positioning machinery. Less fuel usage by precise positioning control results in less carbon footprint, thus, provide environmental benefit as well. New curriculums are being developed in various parts of the world to fulfill the need for a new breed of knowledgable graduate which will be in a great demand to support the vast utilization of multi-GNSS technology. Social and economic from life saving during disaster is, indeed, unmeasurable. And even retail community can get the benefit of this technology by having a novel approach of location-based marketing.

Benefit from the application of multi-GNSS seems to be unfathomable. Imagination can push us further in the land of innovation where we might never thought something would exist. The exchange of thought and knowledge in indispensable to the advance of the multi-GNSS community and this annual workshop serve as a roundtable for all the world-class GNSS knight to socialize.

Prior to the opening ceremony of the workshop, during yesterday afternoon, there was a tutorial session on GNSS positioning technology. A wide range of topics was covering, from GNSS applications, software library, to information cooperation with a poster sesion aferwards. The tutorial has proven to be net only informative but also challenged, excited and inspired. This could signify the intensity of knowledge sharing and debate for the incoming sessions for this workshop today and tomorrow.

I'm optimistic that all participants will acquire new knowledge from the two-day workshop and I would encourage all participants to take active parts in the interesting discussion and to joinly develop proposals for new collaborative project.

I am very much thankful to the Growing NAVIS Project, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Satellite Positioning research Application Center, and QZS System Services Inc for their diligent work in preparing for this workshop. Also, I am very thankful for the United Nations International Committee on GNSS, the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service for their great support to make this event possible. I want to say once more on behalf of Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency, welcome. I wish all delegates and participants a fruitful workshop and a joyful stay in the marvellous island of Phuket.

Thank you.


 

An Address by Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand Delivered at the Opening Plenary Session of the 11th Annual Meeting of the STS forum

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My sincere appreciation to Omi-san and the STS organizing committee for inviting me to speak at this important meeting.  The fact that STS forum has been running strong into its 11th year or 2nd decade confirms my belief that science and technology has been one of the most important drivers of the advancement and progress of human society—shining light and casting shadow upon us.

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The United States – Thailand Meeting on Science and Technology

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Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 Published Date Written by Super User

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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Weerapong  Pairsuwan, Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Science and Technology  led the Thai delegation from Ministry of Science and Technology,  Minostry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Public Health, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attend the United States  – Thailand Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology  under the Agreement  Relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the United States of America sign on 6 August 2013 in Bangkok
 

Both sides agreed to cooperate in the 5 following areas, namely environment, health, renewable energy, metrology,  STEM Education (Science, Technology,  Engineering, Mathematics Education)
 

Besides, Dr. Weerapong  Pairsuwan paid a courtesy call on Dr. Kerry Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary  on 12 March 2014 at U.S. Department of State to exchange views on strengthening cooperation on the above 5 mentioned areas through research, exchange of researchers, and seminar.

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During this trip, Dr. Weerapong  Pairsuwan and the Thai delegation also visit U.S. leading science agencies which are National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Institute of Standard and Technology, National Science Foundation, U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Academy of Science, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Resources : Office of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Thai National Astronomy Meeting: TNAM 2014

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Created on Thursday, 24 July 2014 Published Date Written by Super User

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On April 29, 2014 NARIT arranged the “Thai National Astronomy Meeting: TNAM 2014” at the Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University. On this occasion, Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Executive Director of NARIT delivered an opening remark of TNAM 2014.

25 Astronomical professors and lecturers from each university in Thailand namely Chiang Mai University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, Naresuan University, Srinakharinwirot University,  Mae Fah Luang University, Suranaree University of Technology, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Lampang Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, etc. attended the meeting. The goal of the meeting is to discuss and brainstorm the roadmap for astronomical research and development, including supporting graduates and researchers in astronomy and astrophysics in the next decades.

The group discussion divided into four groups according to NARIT’s key science questions, as follows;

        - Group 1 : Impact from Space on Earth and Human

        - Group 2 : Understanding physics of Universe

        - Group 3 : The study of exoplanet and life outside solar system

        - Group 4 : Understanding the Origin of the Cosmos

At the end of the meeting, the representatives of each groups delivered short presentations about their discussion results, which would be applied to plan the roadmap in order to develop astronomical research and development in Thailand in the near future.

Asias-Pacific Year of Action for Applications of Space Technology

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Asias-Pacific Year of Action for Applications of Space Technology and the Geographic Information System for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development 2012-2017

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