A call to action for resilience: Moving from research to practice
Organizer: NASA and ImageCat, Inc.
|The applications of earth observations (EO) in the context of risk assessment are compelling, yet relatively little has been done to extend the use of EO data to the management of risk and enhancing resilience. The advent of cloud computing can potentially extend the detection of the impacts of disasters from single events to decades worth of archived data for use in probabilistic models. Exposure of assets to disasters can be characterized for modeling applications, including critical infrastructure, the inference of vulnerability, and the progression of risk through time. The ability to monitor recovery remotely can provide critical data that can be used to model economic resilience over a period of years and decades, potentially leading to new avenues for modeling secondary impacts. This session will identify some of the challenges in moving from risk to resilience, and provide examples where EO data ultimately contributes to facilitating specific decisions or applications at the local level. This session represents a call to action for increased focus on the opportunities available, and we invite your participation in this event.
Shanna McClain, NASA Global Partnerships Manager, Risk Reduction & Resilience Advisor
Charles Huyck, Executive Vice President, ImageCat
Robert Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Sahar Safaie, Founder and Principal Consultant, Sage On Earth Consulting Ltd.
Jenty Kirsch-Wood, Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting, UNDRR