# Data

ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   Thursday, May 21: 09.00 – 16.00 ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications Garnet 213 Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit identify · use · Data · risk assessment · earthquake ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of…

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Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments

   Tuesday, December 1: 09.00 – 10.30 Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments Tourmaline 207, 208 use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood…

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Building Climate resilience practices into City Planning – A Vietnamese Case study

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.30 – 13.00 Building climate resilience practices into city planning – A Vietnamese case study Citrine 211 identify · Cities · Data · risk assessment · flood · tropical cyclone-hurricane-typhoon · drought Scientific studies demonstrate that climate change and its effects are likely to intensify over the coming decades. Between 1998…

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Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and The Bahamas

During the response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, and Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, new collaborations emerged to support response activities in real-time through modeling of key risks. Direct Relief, Facebook’s Data for Good team, Nethope, Harvard School of Public Health, World Health Organization, Pacific Disaster Center, and the governments of the respective…

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Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches: Increasing resilience of the Himalayan road network

Climate change is leading to a more extreme environment and increasing the recurrence rate of natural hazards, making infrastructures subject to actions to which they had not necessarily been designed for. Risk estimation and mitigation measures deriving from climate change are creating new concepts that are being incorporated into the different infrastructure departments policies, resulting…

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Reaching vulnerable communities faster: A hands-on exercise to explore how to improve information flows for humanitarian decision-makers

The ability to create climate hazard monitoring products has proliferated thanks to an increase in the availability of satellite data, the internet of things, other big data and the technology to analyze it. However, the ability to interpret and to ultimately use this data for measuring risk and impact on vulnerable populations remains a significant…

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Resilience Academy: A sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

Urbanisation challenges Africa’s young labour force, which needs to be skilled to solve problems caused by unplanned urbanisation. This is a major opportunity for African universities. Young, graduated experts need to be able to steer urbanisation to sustainable trajectories with digital skills and innovative uses of geospatial data and technologies for urban transformation. The Resilience…

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Telling a story that can change the world: Hands-on workshop with ArcGIS StoryMaps

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing

Acting in anticipation of or early after a disaster can save lives and livelihoods, protect public finances and safeguard development gains.
For early warning systems to inform governments and humanitarian actors about oncoming climate impacts and trigger effective anticipatory and response measures, they need to be underpinned by funding through pre-arranged risk finance, such as…

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Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action

From earth observations and weather forecasts to machine learning and predictive modeling, the science and technology of today enables people and organizations to collect decades of data and improve our understanding of future risks. Whether we are preparing to host displaced populations, anticipating destructive floods, alerting urban inhabitants to take action to protect themselves against…

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Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Open Cities AI Challenge: Results workshop

The Open Cities AI Challenge is a global machine learning competition featuring new geospatial data and $15K in prizes to engage the AI expert community to develop better solutions to map buildings in African cities and examine responsible AI use for disaster risk management (DRM).
The Challenge dataset represents 10+ diverse cities and regions across…

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Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

Ecosystems in general and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in particular are increasingly recognized for their role in reducing disaster risk and the harmful impacts of climate change.
Mangroves, sea grasses and corals have been proven to reduce wave energy and related impacts from storm surges; forests and other vegetation can reduce landslide susceptibility by removing excessive…

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Innovations in data analysis, geospatial technologies, and related frameworks in risk valuation

This session aims to gather institutions, innovators and individuals involved in the study and actual conduct of risk assessments for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We will tackle and showcase, through demonstrations, existing methods, new ideas and good practices, especially in the use of geospatial information and technologies in promoting data integration, processes…

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It takes a village: Digital skills to improve urban resilience in Africa

Community engagement has become a mainstay for urban planning and disaster risk management. It takes diverse forms, from consultation with female neighborhood leaders, to partnering with universities for data collection and analysis, to local businesses and entrepreneurs bringing innovation into government and humanitarian work.What do we need to do to push the envelope further?

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