Two ITHACA members attended the EGU assembly held in Wien from April 23rd to April 28th. Five contributions were presented, of which two were marked as highlights.
Journal of Imaging - Special Issue "Imaging and Mapping the Earthquake in Italy" - Call for contributions
ITHACA is part of the delegation currently visiting Yangon (Myanmar) in the framework of the EuopeAid project SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning).
From November 28th to December 2nd developers, stakeholders and decision makers met at the GeoNode Summit in Rome. The Summit was organized by the UN World Food Program (WFP) and meetings were held at their headquarters. More than 50 people came from all around the world to discuss the state of the GeoNode development, future releases, new features and present their projects.
It is a very busy September for ITHACA staff who is participating to various international events addressing the topics of disaster risk reduction and emergency management.
On August 24th a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Central Italy. The most affected areas are Accumoli (near the earthquake epicentre), Amatrice, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto with nearly 300 people dead and hundreds injured.
A Review on "Global trends in Satellite-based Emergency Mapping" was published on the Science journal special issue on Natural Hazard dated 15 July 2016 (URL: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6296/247, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8728).
ITHACA participated to the VIII Congress of the Italian Remote Sensing Association (AIT) held in Palermo from 22 to 24 June 2016.
ITHACA participated in a field exercise on Civil Protection Modules within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, joining the Italian TAST (Technical Assistance Support Team) of the Regione Piemonte Civil Protection Sector.
The exercise (Trimodex exercise 3) was held in Weeze (Germany) from 26th to 29th of May 2016, where a deployment of an EUCP Team, TAST and USAR modules in a country hit by a hurricane with pre-existing issues related to refugees was realistically simulated, as you can see in this video.
This was a unique opportunity for Ithaca to better understand the information management requirements (especially in terms of mapping and geographic information) in the OSOCC (On Site Operations Coordination Centre) as well as in the BoO (Base of Operations).
We would like to thank the Regione Piemonte Civil Protection for making this collaboration possible as well as all the civil protection volunteers that joined the exercise.
ITHACA has been invited to present its activities at the Tropical Thursdays, a series of open seminars organized in the framework of the MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and School of Agriculture of the University of Florence).
A new Version 1 of the Emergency Mapping Guidelines of the International Working Group on Satellite Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) was launched in December 2015 and it will be reviewed by the end of 2016. ITHACA actively contributed to drafting and finalizing the document.
La celebrazione della Giornata Mondiale dell'Acqua 2016 (Risoluzione ONU 47/193) è l’occasione per riunire tecnici e studiosi, ed in particolare i giovani allievi che nel prossimo futuro si occuperanno di ingegneria idraulica e dell’acqua come risorsa globale in un’ottica di sviluppo sostenibile, per dialogare intorno al tema dell’acqua e delle possibilità offerte e perseguite dalla cooperazione internazionale.
This NASA-ARSET webinar will provide demonstrations and hands-on experience in using NASA remote sensing observations and flood mapping tools useful for flood management. Participants will learn to access rainfall and the potentially surface inundation extent data for regional flood cases. In addition, participants will learn to access digital elevation and terrain data, as well as socioeconomic data, to facilitate flood risk assessment and post-flood relief planning using a GIS framework.
Check out ITHACA's contribution to Imaggeo on Mondays series, part of the GeoLog blog of the European Geosciences Union. The featured image was finalist at the 2015 EGU photo competition.
On February 4 a delegation composed of 6 representatives of public institutions involved in urban mobility form the city of Yangon visited Ithaca premises as part of their mission to Torino planned within the SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning) project.
Issuing a map series to depict drought conditions over Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Vegetation stress analyses and rainfall anomalies maps are available here.
After several months of sweat and tears, ITHACA team is proud to launch the web application of the Drought Monitoring project in its initial version! Check it out at drought.ithacaweb.org.
A GeoNode new version has been released during the Fall 2015 Code Sprint held in parallel in New Orleans, LA, USA (hosted by Boundless) and in Turin, Italy (hosted by ITHACA).
The workshop is organised by ISPRS WG VIII/1 - Disaster and Risk Reduction jointly with the Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) and Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS).
Ecomondo is the reference platform for the Mediterranean dedicated to the main international strategies on eco-innovation. It was held from 3 to 6 November 2015 in Rimini Fiera.
ITHACA is hosting the 2015 Fall GeoNode Code Sprint from November 17th to 20th in Turin, Italy while Boundless will be hosting New Orleans, LA, USA. Both locations will engage with each other on a daily basis as discussions will be organized around triaging tickets, documentation, and more.
Next Tuesday we will present the GeoNode Open Source project at the ASITA 2015 Conference. ASITA is the Italian Federation of Scientifc Associations for Territorial and Environmental Information. This year conference will be held in Lecco at the local Politecnico di Milano campus.
The 15th EMS (European Meteorological Society) Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) from September 7th to 11th 2015. This year conference theme is "High impact weather and hydrological hazards: from observation to impact mitigation".