Cambodia

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Leadership

Events Involvment & Statements

  • GEO Week 2022

    04 Nov 2022 Accra, Ghana, Republic of
  • GEO Week 2023

    10 Nov 2023 Cape Town, South Africa, Republic of

    A new member since 2017, Cambodia has learned a lot about the advancement of the GEO products and the experiences by its member states. Cambodia GEO has started activities by collecting data for primary and secondary data relate to Disaster, Environment and Climate change. This result will be used for government to make the policy for disaster, environment impact and climate change existing data. The main vision of Cambodia GEO is willing to develop « Data Cube in Cambodia ». Cambodia GEO is hope that it will be improved step by step through data sharing from EO Data community. Cambodia became the 104th member of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) in 2017. The main vision for Cambodia GEO is to develop Data Cube in Cambodia and the future for monitoring natural resources and man-cause disasters such as flood, drought, rain storm, typhoon, thunderstorm, land slide, and deforestation as a part of SDGs implementation. To response this vision, Cambodia has been set up the project by using limited budget from the Royal Government of Cambodia. The main activities of this project are collecting data for primary data in the field and secondary data from relevant ministries and government institution involvement. The Cambodia GEO will also use the satellite data sharing from GEO member countries combine with social economic data has collected from survey and government institution involvement. Due to rapid population growth which causes the increase of urbanization, some land has transformed from rice field to settlement and other land uses giving negative impacts to environment such as water pollution and poor sanitation. The survey has shown that the infrastructure has broken by flooding and the household who living in along the river has also affected by flooding. The rise river water has decreased gradually, raining fall is irregularly and the air temperature in Cambodia during dry season is significantly high approximately 34OC to 35OC in the past few years. The survey shows that this year the temperature fluctuates very much in both dry and wet seasons which is too cold in wet season and too hot in dry season and is considered as the cause by the global warming.

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    Meng Kimhor, Ph.D.

    Deputy Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, Cambodia GEO Principal

    GEO has an excellent mission which is to introduce the advancement of the earth observation data which is extremely useful for monitoring natural disasters including flood, drought, landslide, earthquake, air pollution, etc. It helps developing Countries including those in the Lower Mekong Basin which covers Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam and make it possible for them to manage natural resources as well as mitigate disaster risks through space observation data. Data Cube will be the data sharing hub and network for GEO Membership Countries to exchange and share their knowledge and technical experiences. The Mekong River Commission is pleased to be a good partnership with GEO in the near future for a better management and mitigation of the natural resources and natural disasters as a mean to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs.

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    Mr. Hour Ix

    Regional Expert on Drought Management and Mitigation The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) The Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre (RFDMC)