UR2018 took place May 14-18, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico at the Palacio de Minería, marking the fifth global UR forum. The first two days were dedicated to side events, and the following three days made up the main conference. Over 1,050 representatives from 101 countries and 550+ organizations participated in UR2018. The Forum featured two plenary events, 23 technical sessions, and 57 side events, which included workshops and trainings, as well as numerous bilateral meetings. In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating session pages with the slides and presentations from UR2018 sessions in the order that we receive them.
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Video interviews from behind-the-scenes at UR2018:
UR2018 Blog Series
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- Satellites, machine learning and community intelligence: Flood risk data on the fly
- Assessing and communicating risk to cultural heritage: The future of preserving the past
- Early warning for early action: Forewarned and forearmed
- Learning from business risk analyses: Tying the knot
- Communicating earth observation data: A picture is worth a thousand actions
- Flying robots: Collecting, delivering and analyzing geoinformation using UAVs
- Small islands: Innovations in understanding risk
- Communicating volcanic risk: Lava, eruptions and uncertainty
- Assessing urban flood risk: Going with the flow
- The risk information value chain: Data, science, narrative and action
- Selecting the best satellite-derived risk tool: Mining the sky for decision-making
- Understanding cascading events: Earth, wind and fire
- Risk assessments in infrastructure planning: Learning from failure
- The future of risk modeling
- Big data: Innovations in disaster risk financing
- Computer vision and machine learning: From cat videos to CAT modeling
- Risks in the digital age: Learning from cyber security
- Human cognitive biases: The root of irrational risk decisions
- Communicating risk: Approaches for parametric insurance
- A conversation on Geoengineering: Altering the planet, envisioning risk financing mechanisms
- Learning from Mexico’s experience: From 1985 to 2017
- UR Story: Narrative and risk
- Community engagement: Raising awareness and driving action
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