Geospatial Technologies for Crisis and Disaster in the Developing World

Event Organisers: 

Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Secure World Foundation (SWF), GITA, United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) 

Co-organisers: 

Venue Country: 

  • United States of America

Venue City: 

Cleveland, Mississippi

Venue: 

Delta State University Campus in Cleveland, Mississippi

Date: 

05/10/2015 to 09/10/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Language of event: 

English

Description: 

The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Secure World Foundation, GITA, and the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) will host a workshop about application of geographic information systems (GPS) and remote sensing technologies to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Special focus will be given to how developing nations may use these powerful technologies to reduce the risk of disaster, more effectively respond to crisis when it occurs, and recover from disasters. Limited financial assistance is available for attendees from developing countries. Attendees will be provided with hands-on software learning opportunities, seminars about best practices, guides for the creation of policy, and round-table discussions.

Participants MUST register no later than 1 September 2015. Participants should NOT purchase airline tickets until the meeting organizers confirm that attendance is significant enough to run the event (notification will be provided on 4 September). This event is limited to 25 attendees.

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