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Geospatial World Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and shared vision of the global geospatial community. It is an annual gathering of 1500+ geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem – public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all end users from government, businesses, and citizen services.

Co-hosted by the Dutch Kadaster, the 2020 Forum will carry the theme ‘#geospatialbydefault movement: a success’. 

Geospatial World Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and shared vision of the global geospatial community. It is an annual gathering of geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. This comprises of public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all end users from government, businesses, and citizen services. With Geospatial Media and Communications as the primary driver, Geospatial World Forum is conceived, designed and managed by a partner network of about 50 organizations globally.

 

 

Climate observations are essential for understanding the complexities of the global climate system; indeed virtually all breakthroughs that have been made in understanding climate have come from observations. Observations provide critical benchmarks for testing and further developing our predictive capability through models. While the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) states that the human influence on the climate system is clear, it also notes that there are gaps in the current global climate observing system on which these statements are based. There are also increasing needs for more detailed climate observations resulting from adaption planning to reduce risks from climate change and variability. This is why it is crucial to make further progress... read more

This course introduces current theory and practice of flood risk estimation and modelling of floods in urban areas.

Course Content/Topics:

- Urban Development planning and asset management

- Urban hydrology and climate change

- System performance assessment

- Flood risks

- Supporting technologies

- Flood risk estimation and management

- Modelling uncertainty

On 24 and 25 February the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Leiden University and other partners organise the conference Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response. This expert meeting will bring together senior management (responsible for innovative practice) in the field of humanitarian response from public and private sectors as well as academia and INGOs/NGOs.

The programme splits into two parts. Day 1 will focus on addressing the data deficit in humanitarian response and the necessity of human-centered design. On day 2 the proceedings will zoom in on data governance. The... read more

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