[gis_info] July (OGC) and August (Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer) GeoBytes - Registrations

David Alvarez davidalvarez76 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 07:57:53 PDT 2016

​​*Getting more from remote sensing data using OGC standards*, July 22nd,

*Presenter: George Percivall, OGC*

For remote sensing, data comes from measurements made by sensors.
Information derived from remote sensing data and subsequent application is
achieved with mathematical or experience-based algorithms. Standards play
an essential role in the process of deriving information and knowledge from
remote sensing data, as they are a necessary prerequisite for reliable and
efficient science. Much has been done by OGC and other standards developing
organizations to establish standards that enable during knowledge
generation from remote sensing data. This GeoBytes session will provide a
summary of relevant standards for remote sensing information systems.
Multiple examples of standards-based applications using remote sensing data
will be provided.

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 117-485-459

*Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer – a web tool to estimate global flood risks
for current and future scenarios*, August 5th, 2016

*Presenter: Tianyi Luo, WRI*

Floods affect more people than any other natural disaster. River floods
cause as much or more damage in some countries as rising sea level and
storm surges. Additionally, both the frequency and intensity of floods is
expected to increase due to climate change in many areas, according to the
latest science. However, lack of access to flood data makes it hard for
decision makers to mitigate future lives lost and economic losses.

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer utilizes
global flood risk models and IPCC future scenarios to estimate physical
characteristics of floods and their associated socio-economic damages and
impacts for current and future conditions at the global scale. The Analyzer
is best suited for regional flood risk estimation, hotspot identification,
and multi-regional comparison across the globe. With those information, we
hope that the Analyzer could raise the awareness about flood risks and
climate change impacts, and help international organizations and
governments identify challenges and opportunities and prioritize risk
mitigation and climate adaptation projects.

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 139-289-291
David Alvarez


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