2018 AGSE Conference

2018 Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Conference

Windhoek (Namibia)

12-16 November 2018

Namibia University and Science and Technology ( NUST)

in collaboration with HFT Stuttgart and DAAD

 

Geoscience for Crisis Management

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geoinformatics related sciences such as Remote sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry play a significant role in both data providing and management of disasters and hazards in nature. Rapid population growth and urbanization expansion combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of peoples exposed to hazardous events. Natural disasters impose severe damage on almost the entire spectrum of social and natural habitats. The 9th AGSE conference/summer school will focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management", i.e., the contribution of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, and Planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. In addition we will try to cover aspects of a related field: the contribution of geospatial science and technology to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

 

First call for Abstracts: http://ocs.applied-geoinformatics.org/index.php/agse/agse2018/schedConf/cfp

Submission Deadline: 31st August 2018

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Topics (can be in the reverse of the paper)

  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda and support to the four phases of the disaster cycle
  • Human Food Security, Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Sensor networks
  • Alerting people, Understanding and Enhancing Resilience, building resilient communities
  • Spatial data requirements in disaster risk management
  • Design and construction of GIS-based projects for the analysis and management of natural disasters
  • Techniques in hazard assessment
  • Mapping natural and man-made disasters, Monitoring and tracking displaced population, Early-warning indicators for humanitarian crisis.
  • Crowd mapping, humanitarian VGI, Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Crisis monitoring (water supplies, infrastructure, natural resources)
  • Assessment of mid- to long-term effects of humanitarian crises
  • Earth observation in general, Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches, new Earth Observation data and their potential to hazards prediction and monitoring, vulnerability and risk assessment.
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