The Geoinformatics Center represented AIT at the 2020 Thailand Regional Rice Center Meeting for Central, Western, and Eastern Regions. A representative from GIC presented the Center’s most recent rice research efforts using unmanned aerial vehicles to study rice health and yield.

The three-day meeting, which lasted from March 10 – 12, 2020, took place at the Sand Dunes Chao Lao Beach Resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand. The Chachoengsao Rice Research Center hosted the annual event for 2020.

Following a soft opening on Tuesday March 10, 2020, Miss Nonticha Wansawang, Director of the Thailand Rice Department, led the official opening ceremony on Wednesday March 11, 2020. Miss Wansawang delivered an inspiring presentation on methods of improving rice processing for improved product value.

The meeting featured 17 oral presentations delivered by rice research center research staff and outside guests. In addition to AIT, the Siam Crystal Rice Company was also invited to contribute its research to the meeting. A poster session also featured research by 21 Thai regional rice center researchers from around the central, western, and eastern regions.