The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg hosted the The 12th International Symposium on Digital Earth – ISDE12 – July, 6-8 2021. This special event brought together policymakers and scientists to explore pathways towards the vision of a ‘Digital Earth’.
The GeoHumanitarian Action Forum was a special forum in this year’s ISDE and was held on Thursday, July 8th, 2021. The day’s programme brought together experts from research institutions, service providers, and humanitarian actors, to exchange about the role of geospatial technologies and Earth observation in humanitarian operations. With a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and keynotes, the forum’s interactive format gave both newcomers and experts plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing ideas.
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Geospatial technologies at the interface of satellite Earth observation ( EO ) and geoinformatics ( GI ) are now widely used to support humanitarian operations. The uptake and further development of dedicated information services happens at unprecedented speed, with applications ranging from mission planning and operations in crisis intervention to population estimation for food distribution or vaccination campaigns. The global pandemic experience has even further pushed the need for objective and up-to-date information on impact on mortality rates and mitigation measures.
Co-organized by the Christian-Doppler laboratory GEOHUM, this special forum aims to exchange experience and good practice to comprehend this emerging technology mainly from the following two perspectives:
- the information needs and technical capacities from humanitarian actors
- the current trends of cutting-edge technological advancements in the field of EO * GI and artificial intelligence (AI)
We kindly like invite humanitarian organizations (NGOs and GOs), commercial and non-commercial service providers, as well as students and academics active or interested in this field to share their expertise and expectations in a stimulating environment.
Envisaged outcomes of this forum are a better understanding for using and producing relevant information products to optimize logistics, intervention, and mission planning conflict and humanitarian disaster situations.
If you are interested in this forum, you can send your paper proposals to Call for Paper – ISDE12 to share your ideas. Paper submission is possible until the 1st of February 2021.