Special Issue "Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)
Dr. Shirish Ravan
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Beijing, China
Interests: remote sensing and GIS applications in the area of natural resources management; biodiversity; forestry; agriculture; disaster management; infrastructure development planning; development of GIS based information systems; project/programme Management; capacity building and training
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER Programme (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response) organized “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management - Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping” from 22 to 25 November 2011, Beijing, China, see http://www.un-spider.org/conference-beijing-2011. The purpose was to promote the access and use of space-based technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency response within relevant communities. The conference focused on three major topics namely (a) Global datasets and information for risk reduction (b) Rapid response mapping: opportunities and challenges and (c) Networks: building upon and strengthening existing capacities. The conference covered range topics from covering the advancement in technology, best practices disaster risk management, experiences in the rapid response mapping etc. Authors are encouraged to extend their presentations to a full research paper or long literature review to submit to the special issue. Moreover, this special issue is also open to global colleagues in this field.
Dr. Shirish Ravan
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova
- disaster/risk management
- emergency response
- post-disaster reconstruction
- 3D spatial data integration
- 3D modelling
- GIS and geoinformation