UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting "Towards Big (Space) Data in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in Africa"

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) through the UN-SPIDER Bonn office

German Aerospace Center (DLR), in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn.

Mon, Nov 12 2018

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), conducted an International Expert Meeting on 12 November at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. “Towards Big (Space) Data in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in Africa” aimed at contributing to an increased use of big data approaches and satellite technologies in African countries to respond to challenges posed by natural hazards. It brought together around 45 experts from space agencies, civil protection authorities, development cooperation actors, international organizations, technical relief and humanitarian aid providers, national ministries and the private sector.

The meeting was organized together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) at the University of Bonn, a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, also provided support to the meeting.

 UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting 12 November Bonn

Presentations

Keynote
Benjamin KoetzBig Data in Africa – an ESA perspectiveDownload
Panel 1: Big Data Approaches – State of Play
Günter StrunzBig Earth Data from Space for DRR and Emergency Response in AfricaDownload
Francoise VilletteBig data from Copernicus and its emergency management service (EMS) for Africa's disaster managementDownload
Bertrand FrotState of play, opportunities and challengesDownload
Till Adams & Markus NetelerBig Data approaches – State of the play - Use Open Source & Open Data- Actinia - using the power of GRASS GIS in the cloudDownload
Panel 2: From Data to Impact – Challenges and Opportunities
Godstime JamesBig space data for disaster management in AfricaDownload
David StevensReducing Risks (Current and Future) And Keeping TrackDownload
Agyemang PrempehBig satellite data opportunities, challenges, issues: Africa user perspectiveDownload

 

Experts from space agencies, civil protection authorities, development cooperation actors, international organizations, technical relief and humanitarian aid providers, national ministries and the private sector.

UN Campus
Bonn
English
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