Annual Environmental Report 2014
Highlights of NEC's Environmental Activities in FY 2014
In line with the NEC Group Environmental Management Action Plan 2017/2030 announced in 2010, NEC has been setting and working toward mid- to long-term action targets based on three key perspectives—low carbon emissions, resource recycling and conservation, and ecosystem and biodiversity preservation. The following is an overview of the results of these activities during FY 2014.
On January 27, 2014, the NEC Kanagawa Data Center—NEC’s largest data center—started operations. Utilizing NEC's unique technology and face recognition system, the data center is able to provide highly efficient, safe and reliable services, and supports NEC's cloud business as the flagship data center and foundation of NEC's Solutions for Society business initiative.
NEC's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) on board the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite acquires first images
At present, NASA and JAXA are the two main organizations implementing the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) program. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite was launched on February 28, 2014, as preparations for the observation of precipitation at the global level were initiated. The GPM program gathers data on the latest global precipitation distribution every 3 hours. This data contributes to climate change adaptation through application to areas such as enhancing the precision of weather forecasts, warnings on water-related natural disasters such as floods, and solutions to water resource issues.