Sentinel Asia
An international project proposed in 2005 by JAXA and promoted by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) to make space technologies, such as Earth observation satellites, an effective resource in disaster preparedness and crisis management for the Asia-Pacific region, where a large number of natural disasters are concentrated. The organization currently has 58 organizations from 23 countries and nine international organizations as members.
Measured over FTP(5) between Japan and Europe. Achieved an improvement of 1.5x over typical WAN accelerators and 7x between ASEAN countries with inadequate communications lines. Information based on research conducted by Fujitsu.
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 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
The International Charter aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters through Authorized Users. Each member agency has committed resources to support the provisions of the Charter and thus is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property. Following the UNISPACE III conference held in Vienna, Austria in July 1999, the European Space Agency (ESA) and French space agency (CNES) initiated the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters", with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) signing the Charter on October 20, 2000. It officially came into operation on November 1, 2000.
Abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol. Protocol used when transferring files through TCP/IP networks such as the Internet.
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Date: 01 April, 2010
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