The ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management (CCEW&CM) and GEO (Group of Earth Observations) are organizing a joint workshop within the activities of the 28th International Cartographic Conference.
- Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
- Date: Sunday, July 2, 8.30am–6pm
- Cost: 30 USD
- Registration: via icc2017.org; also on-site registration starting at 7.30am in front of the workshop room
The final program can be downloaded here.
Milan Konecny, ICA CCEW&CM Commission Chairman, sent us the following details on the event:
You can see that in cooperation with GEO we arranged topic speakers leaded by Ms. Barbara Ryan, The GEO Secretariat Director, and Mr. Craig Fugate, former FEMA (USA) administrator. Keynotes deal with better, faster and smarter solutions in Big Data Era and also with international collaboration and hyper-partnering for Disaster Risk Reduction. Also research agenda of the ICA CCEW&CM will be presented by commission chairman.
We also invited specialists and experts in cartography and GI sciences and remote sensing, investigating various topics connected with workshop agenda, such as: problems with help of geospatial information for disaster risk management, investigation on positioning technologies for emergency rescue, cartographic generalization and visualization for disaster management response, isaster risk, impact and recovery mapping supported by data and information from Space, geodisasters for capacity building dealing with Big Data, from satellites, drones and others, to products, attempts of new Paradigm to access and interact with disaster related data services, and last but not least using data and creating and designers of new approaches inside the research frontiers efforts like Smart Cities or Big Data, from Japan, USA, P.R. of China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Chile, South Africa.
As inspiring are expected also speeches from important organizations dealing with early warning, crises management and civil protection, like NASA, World Bank and U.S. Geological Survey.
All research agenda of the workshop would like to contribute to the agenda defined by Sendai U.N. Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).