Space Systems for Disaster Management Workshop – University of Copenhagen

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07 January 2015

Space Systems for Disaster Management Workshop

As part of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), the Changing Disasters project will be hosting an afternoon workshop on Space Systems for Disaster Management on 9 January from 13:00 to 16:30.

Venue: COPE, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 57, DK-1871 Frederiksberg

The Space Systems for Disaster Management Workshop will be divided into two sessions, with presentations from experts and time for questions and discussion.

Session 1: Space Systems for Disaster Warning, Response, and Recovery

Presenter: Scott Madry

Scott is a remote sensing and GIS specialist, and a research associate professor of archeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has previously worked for NASA and Rutgers University, and has taught in over 30 countries on natural and cultural resource management, and disaster applications. Scott will be presenting a general overview of the past, present, and future roles of space technologies in disaster management.

Session 2: GIS and Web Mapping  

Presenter: Ivan Baehr

Ivan is a social anthropologist, and has extensive experience working with GIS and web mapping applications for disaster prevention, risk reduction and emergency response. He will be presenting two cases from his time with UNOSAT: a Common Operational Picture/ web map for Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines), and TRIPLEX 2013, an international cross-border exercise run by International Humanitarian Partnership in the area around the Danish-German border.