The SDIM aims to lead collaborative research in developing countries that seek to increase the knowledge and capacity to help them to use space technology for natural disasters mitigation.
In December 2013, the SDIM has launched “Joint Program on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation in Asian", which covers the five areas:
2) Drought Mitigation,
4) Sharing Platform on Disasters Database System and Space Technology for disaster mitigation in Asia, and
5) Young Scientist Project.