# Emerging technologies

Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them

   Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Mapbox, MIT Urban Risk Lab, Youth Innovation Lab Nepal, Thinking Machines, First Street Foundation The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of humanitarian scientists from all over the world presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action,…

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Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era

   Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Singapore Civil Defense Force The landscape of training for the emergency response fraternity has evolved in parallel with the development of technology, from the advent of computers and the proliferation of digital and immersive technologies….

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A planet remade? How solar geoengineering may deliberately change (y)our climate – and how we understand risk

   A planet remade? How solar geoengineering may deliberately change (y)our climate – and how we understand risk Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre We are entering the era of climate change consequences. Regional and local impacts are becoming more manifest. An increasingly feasible technological option that…

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

   Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and the Bahamas Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: Direct Relief, Facebook Data for Good, Pacific Disaster Center, Harvard School of Public Health During the response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, and Hurricane Dorian in…

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From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action

   From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: NASA and Earth Observatory of Singapore A myriad of risks exist, but it is our understanding and action in regard to these events that often lead to…

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Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index

   Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: World Bank Most governments around the world continue to grapple with containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and determining appropriate measures to keep economies running with minimum costs to health systems and livelihoods. As…

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Catching fire: Evolving wildfire response for catastrophic events

   Catching fire: Evolving wildfire response for catastrophic events Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: World Bank This moderated panel discussion will bring together global wildfire and disaster management leaders to explore technological innovations, share practical insights and explore meaningful solutions to the growing challenge of catastrophic wildfires.As the climate changes, the world…

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Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management

   Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: GFDRR, University of Toronto, Deltares As the Understanding Risk Community continues to explore the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence and related technologies and expand the range of applications for which they are used, we need to pay close…

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Surviving natural hazards through gameplay

   Surviving natural hazards through gameplay Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: art-science-media.com, SERNAGEOMIN, Universitat de Barcelona Using the Earth Girl Volcano free casual strategy game as a case study, this session examines a people-centric approach to providing populations at risk with a science-based but engaging set of effective survival tools. Topics include…

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A toolkit for landslide early warning systems

   A toolkit for landslide early warning systems Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Practical Action, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, British Geological Survey, King’s College London, Imperial College London, University of Birmingham, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, UK Met Office, Geological Survey India, Amrita University, Newcastle University, Tribhuvan University, Society of Hydrologists…

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Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

   Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Turku – Finland, Ardhi University – Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture – Zanzibar, University of Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar – Morogoro, World…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of young scientists from the SHEAR program presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action, early…

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Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation

   Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Twente, DLR, MindEarth, Ardhi University / Resilience Academy African cities are challenged by rapid uncontrolled urbanization. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest urbanizing regions. Urban areas were home 472 million…

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Geo-powering Cities for Resilience

     Geo-powering Cities for Resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 03:55 Organizer: World Bank’s City Planning Labs The urban data revolution has already started. Over the last decade, cities have been offered unprecedented opportunities to mobilize geospatial data to enhance livability and reduce vulnerability through risk-informed decision making. Data is helping cities prioritize…

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Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk

   Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: AIR Worldwide Progress towards closing the protection gap will require collaboration between experts across disciplines, organizations, and geographies to quickly develop and deploy new models. This session will review successful case studies…

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Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms

   Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Singapore Swiss Technical University Centre The session presents the insights gained from combining an institutional public investment management lens with an on-line applied digital mapping technology screening. The session will engage on the…

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