OpenDRI at UR2018

The OpenDRI team is headed to the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City!  We’re looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues in the community, and the schedule is overflowing with exciting sessions and side events. Issues related to open risk data, civic technology, citizen science, and risk communication are central to many of the sessions. We will also start exploring on how new technologies such as computer vision and machine learning can augment these approaches and initiatives. We’re excited to see these concerns being given such prominence in the Understanding Risk community.

At this event, the team is launching several publications, moderating and speaking on panels, and facilitating several serious games. Have a look at some of the highlights below.

See you in Mexico City!

Monday May 14

1:00pm – 6:00pm: Learning through Serious Gaming: Open geospatial technologies for disaster management practitioners (InaSAFE):

2:00pm – 4:00pm: OpenStreetMap Data for Resilience & Mapathon; Development Seed, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, GFDRR

Tuesday May 15

9:00am – 1:00pm: Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Disaster Recovery Framework (PDNA/DRF) and Simulation Exercise

9:00am – 1:00pm:  Discussions on DRR Tools and the Exchange of Hazard, Exposure and Vulnerability Data

2:00 – 6:00 – Design and risk communication for impact – Roadtesting the new GFDRR Framework and tools for the effective use of open risk data

Check out the Design for Impact report behind the session.

Friday, May 18

11:15 – 12:45 – The Risk Information Value Chain: Data, Science, Narrative And Action

14:30 – 16:00 – Computer Vision and Machine Learning: From Cat Pictures to CAT Modelling