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International Day for DRR: Space Data Utilization for Disaster Resilience

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Friday, October 13, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

To mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the OSUN’s GeoHub project is organizing a presentation by Masahiko Nagai, Yamaguchi University, on space data utilization for disaster resilience.

Every year October 13 is observed as the International Day for DRR. This day aims to recognize the progress made in addressing vulnerability to disasters and the loss of lives, economies, and health. While honoring people and communities all over the world who are working to reduce their vulnerability to disasters and raise awareness about the risks, global organizations arrange events to build capacity and resilience in response to catastrophic natural and man-made events.

Dr. Nagai’s presentation will focus on the use of data collected from space to ensure disaster resilience of the communities. It will introduce different tools for the acquisition of remotely sensed data, including satellites, drones, and ground observations. It will also explore the role and availability of satellite remote sensing in disaster monitoring and management. Finally, some recent and innovative case studies of the applications of remotely sensed data will be presented. 

Dr. Masahiko Nagai is a Professor at the Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Japan, and the Director of the Center for Research and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing. His research focuses on Data Science of spatial data collected by space infrastructure such as Earth observation, positioning, and communication satellites.

All students, faculty, and staff members are welcome to attend!

So, book your calendar for October 13 (13:00-14:00 CEST), and indicate your interest in participating through the registration form. Zoom link for the event will be shared with registered participants separately. 

We look forward to having you join us!