UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference - Information for participants

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Presentations

Wedneday, 6 November 2019

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Friday, 8 November 2019

Photos

Practical Information for Participants (PDF)

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

08:30 – 09:00
(AAH entrance area)

Registration

09:00 – 09:30

AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

 

Opening and Welcome Remarks

  • Welcome Remarks
    Reinhard Limbach, City of Bonn
  • Welcome Remarks
    Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER
  • Welcome Remarks
    Karin Holm-Müller, University of Bonn
  • Welcome Remarks
    Gerd Kraft, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

09:30 – 10:00
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Keynote

  • Enhancing the Use of Space-Based Information in Disaster Management in Africa [presentation]
    Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER
    Klaus Greve, Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, University of Bonn

10:00 – 10:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Keynote

  • Space Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa [presentation]
    Tidiane Ouattara, GMES & AFRICA, African Union Commission

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break (in front of the AAH lower-level conference room)

11:00 – 12:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Introductory Presentation

  • Africa from Space and Space Technologies for Africa [presentation]
    Vanessa Keuck, DLR


Panel 1 – Space Technologies for Disaster Management in Africa [presentation]

Moderator: Joachim Post, DLR

  • Tidiane Ouattara
    GMES & AFRICA Programme, African Union Commission
  • Solomon Tessema
    Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI)
  • Ahmad Shaba Halilu or Godstime James, [presentation]
    National Space Research and Development Agency of Nigeria (NASRDA)
  • Morwapula Mashalane
    South African Space Agency (SANSA)
  • Wafa Talhaoui
    National Centre for Mapping and Remote Sensing (CNCT), Tunisia

12:30 – 14:00

Light lunch provided in area in front of the AAH lower-level conference room

14:00 – 15:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room


Parallel sessions 1 and 2

Session 1 – Solutions – Recent initiatives in Africa

  • The GREAT Team in Ghana [presentation]
    Victor Addabor, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana
  • Confronting Droughts in Ethiopia with Space-Based Technologies [presentation]
    Berhan Gessese, Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI)
  • Forecast-based Financing (FbF): Modelling Drought in Madagascar for Early Action [presentation]
    Michael Kühn, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • UNCCD Drought Toolbox [presentation]
    Daniel Tsegai and Jeroen Van Dalen, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • The Tunisian Experience in Management of Floods Risk [pdf]
    Wafa Talhaoui, National Center of Cartography and Remote Sensing (CNCT), Tunisia

Q & A

14:00 – 15:30
Room LEU 2105

Session 2 – Solutions – Capacity-building in Innovative Solutions for Disaster Management

  • Capacity Building in Geomatics Applied to Agriculture and Environment. An ERASMUS+ Project in Tunisia [presentation]
    Alexandru Badea, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  • FANFAR – Operational Flood Forecasting and Alerts in West Africa [presentation]
    Aytor Naranjo, isardSAT
  • EO College – An Online Learning Platform for all Topics Related to Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Image Processing [presentation]
    Robert Eckardt, EO College, University of Jena
  • African Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education [presentation]
    Bolarinwa Balogun, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTEE)
  • From Hazard Assessment to Understanding of Disaster Risk [presentation]
    Yvonne Walz, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Q & A

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break (in front of the AAH lower-level conference room)

16:00 – 17:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room


Parallel sessions 3 and 4

Session 3 – Partnerships and Initiatives Supporting Disaster Management in Africa   

  • Satellite-based Emergency Mapping: Cooperation in the Era of Cloud Systems and Big Data [presentation]
    Stefan Voigt, DLR
  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters [presentation]
    Jens Danzeglocke (DLR), International Charter Space and Major Disasters
  • Copernicus Emergency Management Service [presentation]
    Francoise Villette, European Commission (EC)
  • Applications in Disaster Management: A Point of View from the Space Industry [presentation]
    Ciro Farinelli, Airbus
  • Flood Protection Programme in Viet Nam: Benefits and Challenges of Earth Observation for Disaster Risk Management in Development Cooperation [presentation]
    Olaf Neussner, GIZ

Q & A

16:00 – 17:30
Room LEU 2105

Session 4 – Advances in Space Technology Applications

  • Tsunami Confirmation Using Space Technologies [presentation]
    Mario Castro Lera, Deep Blue Globe
  • SWEET CubeSat Constellation
    Ahmed Nasr Farid, Telespazio-VEGA
  • Towards Open Geospatial Information and Services [presentation]
    Athina Trakas, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Radar Interferometry to Map Landslides and Mass Movements [presentation]
    Norma Davila, UN-SPIDER Visiting Scientist, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM)
  • Belarusian Earth Observation System and its Capabilities in Supporting Disaster Management [presentation]
    Nadzeya Zalataya, UE Geoinformation Systems

Q & A

 

Thursday, 7 November 2019

09:00 – 09:30
AAH Lower-level conference room

Short plenary session with lightning presentations (3 min) to introduce the activities of the day.
During this second day of the conference, participants will be introduced to primarily cloud-based solutions for mapping natural hazards with space-based information, which they will be given the opportunity to try.

A laptop will be required to participate in these hands-on sessions.

09:30 – 10:30
LEU 2112

 

LEU 2705

LEU 2516

AAH Lower-level conference room

Applications I – Hands-on sessions on:

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break (in front of the AAH lower-level conference room)

10:30 – 12:30

Applications I - Sessions continue

12:30 – 14:00

Light lunch provided in area in front of the AAH lower-level conference room

14:00 – 15:30

AAH Lower-level conference room

LEU 2112

LEU 2705

LEU 2516

Applications II - Hands-on sessions on:

  • Automate Burned Area Monitoring, and UN-SPIDER Recommended Practices on Burn Severity Mapping
    (QGIS 3.4 or newer and/or a Google Earth Engine account is required to follow this session)

    Jonas Franke, Remote Sensing Solution GmbH

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break (in front of the AAH lower-level conference room)

16:00 – 17:30

Applications II - Sessions continue

 

Morning or afternoon

Parallel activities for decision-makers from Africa

 

Friday, 8 November 2019

09:00 – 09:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Summary of hands-on sessions

09:30 – 10:00
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Innovative solutions for disaster management in Africa

  • UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Support [presentation]
    Coen Bussink, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER
  • Earth Observation for Disaster Management in Africa: RCMRD [presentation]
    Denis Macharia, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development(RCMRD)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break (in front of the AAH lower-level conference room)

10:30 – 12:00
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Summary and the Way Forward

Panel 2 – Challenges in the Use of Space-Based Information for Disaster Management in Africa

Moderator: UN-SPIDER and ZFL

  • African Union Commission [presentation]
    Aboubakar Diane, Senior Policy Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Cameroon
    Sylvain Mayo, Civil Protection Department, Ministry of Territorial Administration
  • Ghana
    Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, Director, National Disaster Management Agency
  • South Africa
    Dechlan Piillay, National Disaster Management Centre
  • Sudan
    Nora Khojali, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest

12:00 – 12:30
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Discussion - Conclusions

12:30 – 13:00
AAH
Lower-level Conference Room

Closing Remarks: Summary and the Way Forward

13:00

Conference ends

 

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