Roundtable #5 – Emergency mapping
Tuesday, November 6th, 11:45AM-1PM, Conference amphitheater
NGOs and international organizations have defined many procedures and frameworks for their interventions in emergency situations. Emergency mapping has also experienced this professionalization and standardization, with the appearance of full-time specialists inside the major organizations, and even organizations specifically focused on these interventions (MapAction, StandbyTaskForce). This roundtable’s aim is to share good practices and discuss these issues:
How to collect and process the data to be operational immediately after a catastrophe? What services and tools are available to gather this data?
What are the different phases when dealing with an emergency situation?
From the data to the final result: which information, tools, products, networks?
How to prepare to the emergency situations at an organizational level?
How to combine this preparation with the necessity to innovate and to keep flexibility and reactivity when facing the emergency?
Rémi Galinier (WFP) – Chairperson: Characteristics and issues in emergency mapping
Svend-Jonas Schelhorn (StandbyTaskForce): The Power of Digital Volunteers in Humanitarian Response - Introducing the Standby Task Force
Anthony Scott (MapAction): MapAction's Approach to Mapping and Information Management in Humanitarian Crises
Peter Spruyt (JRC – European Commission): Presentation of Global Monitoring for Environment and Security’s (GMES) new Emergency Management Service
James Summerville (GeoVantage): Presentation