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IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2014 (Munich and web-based)

Basic Information
Date: 
25/11/2014 - 26/11/2014
Venue: 
DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany
Venue Country: 
Germany
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR, EC-DG ENTR, ITHACA, AIT/Jaxa, EC-JRC, SERTIT, OOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, World Bank

 

Dataset of the month: USGS's Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

HDDS Explorer (USGS)

In case of a disaster, immediate access to relevant information can save lifes. Satellite imagery provides an invaluable source of information.

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2014 (Munich)

Basic Information
Date: 
20/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
Venue: 
DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany
Venue Country: 
Germany
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: SERTIT, ITHACA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, DLR-ZKI, EC-DG ENTR, DLR-ZKI

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2013 (Washington)

Basic Information
Date: 
10/10/2013 - 11/10/2013
Venue: 
ICF Conference Center, Fairfax, Washington DC, USA
Venue Country: 
United States of America
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: JAXA, PDC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, NASA, ITHACA, EC-JRC, DLR-ZKI, GWU

 

Meeting Summary

The meeting covered following topics:

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2013 (Torino)

Basic Information
Date: 
22/04/2013 - 23/04/2013
Venue: 
ITHACA, Torino, Italy
Venue Country: 
Italy
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, EC-JRC, EC-ECHO, EC-ENTR, DFO, ITHACA, JAXA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS/EROS

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2012 (Geneva)

Basic Information
Date: 
15/10/2012 - 16/10/2012
Venue: 
Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva, Switzerland
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, GEO, ITHACA, JRC, NASA, National Geomatics Center of China, OGC, SERVIR, UNOSAT, USGS

 

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2012 (Ispra)

Basic Information
Date: 
16/04/2012 - 17/04/2012
Venue: 
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Venue Country: 
Italy
Language of event: 
English

Meeting Summary

This was the initial meeting where the IWG-SEM was founded. Its official name "International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping" and acronym were agreed.

Enhancing technical and procedural cooperation in satellite-based emergency mapping at global scale

Basic Information
Date: 
19/09/2011 - 20/09/2011
Venue: 
Schloss Hohenkammer, near Munich, Germany
Venue Country: 
Germany
Language of event: 
English

Background

Over the last decade, the use of Earth Observation satellites to support disaster and emergency relief has significantly increased.

International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM)

IWG-SEMThe IWG-SEM is the volu

Information Management for Disaster Management

Flood Extent Map for Hamburg, Germany in June 2013

A disaster manifests itself through its impacts and effects: it provokes injuries or fatalities; it affects the livelihoods of people in rural communities or in urban areas; it triggers damages and