The aim of this workshop is to present the technical/scientific results of what has been achieved in 20 years' time and the experience in operating it, and to exchange information on new or existing monitoring techniques.
The ICT4Peace Foundation, the Swiss Confederation and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center are pleased to announce and invite you to participate at the 3rd International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) in Geneva on 14-15 November 2011.
The JRC is launching the Global Human Settlement Workshop Series as a biannual workshop to promote a global observatory of human settlements. This three day event will bring together institutions that are already contributing to the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) initiative, analysts that are using the settlement information in their models, or are interested to add it in their toolbox, scientists working on global settlement analysis and remote sensing and institutional stakeholders supporting programmes related to global or regional human settlement information.
The JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen is hosting on 13 and 14 November in Ispra (Italy) the 33rd Seminar of the European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) on "Future challenges of accident investigation". The Seminar will be preceded, on November 12, by the meeting of the Association Board of Directors.
The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) will hold its eighth Plenary meeting and an exhibition in Istanbul from 15 to 17 November 2011. An intergovernmental organisation bringing together 87 countries and the European Commission, as well as 61 international organisations, GEO coordinates efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan.
The aim of this year’s meeting is to review the first year of the Global Flood Partnership and to further structure the many ongoing work and initiatives in a coordinated manner to develop prototype products and services useful for national hydro-meteorological services and international emergency response agencies.
This webinar presents an innovative tool developed by the JRC to map human settlements using earth observation data: the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL).
In the frame of the World Expo 2010, taking place in Shanghai from May to October 2010, the JRC and its partners - including the Chinese Academy of Science, Tongji University, China Atomic Energy Agency – have presented and debated ongoing research in the fields of disaster management and nuclear energy. The event was opened by Stephan Lechner, Director of the JRC Institute for Protection and Security of the Citizen, and Guo Huadong, Director General of the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences and addressed an audience of 150 distinguished participants from research bodies, industry and government agencies.