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".
Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 (IGARSS 2015) will be held from Sunday July 26th through Friday July 31th, 2015 at the Convention Center in Milan, Italy. The Conference main theme is "Remote Sensing: Understanding the Earth for a Safer World".
ITHACA, together with more than 20 experts in the field of Satellite Emergency Mapping, participated to the IWG-SEM meeting in Bonn on 28-29 May 2015, with the goal to further consolidate cooperation mechanisms during the different phases of Emergency Mapping. The focus of the meeting was on collaborative mapping and crowdsourcing, with ad-hoc presentations from Tomnod, HOT-OSM and ImageCat. For ITHACA it was also an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with HOT-OSM.
Following the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the Rapid Mapping module of the COPERNICUS emergency management service, for which ITHACA is production site since 2012, was activated for mapping the areas hit by the catastrophe.
From the 2nd to the 4th of February, users and developers sat together to release the final GeoNode version 2.4. The GeoNode Developers' Summit was split in two sites, one hosted by CNR ISMAR in Venice (Italy) and one hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.
In the framework of the EuropeAid funded project aimed at building local capacities on solid waste management in Myanmar, ITHACA organized and held a training course on geographical data management. Training attendees were staff from the Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (PCCD) of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
AREAS+ second call for applications period has been extended until February 22nd 2015 for EUROPEAN APPLICANTS only. Applications are open for mobility to one of the Asian partner universities (check HERE for the full list).
Within the World Bank financed project MASDAP, ITHACA held a technical training session on the use of satellite data for vulnerability assessment in Blantyre from December 15 to 19, 2014.
On October 20 ITHACA started a 3-week specialization module on GIS and GPS systems for 3 Ethiopian trainees in the framework of the WATSAM project, coordinated by Hydroaid - Water for Development Management Institute.
Within the World Bank financed project MASDAP, ITHACA held a technical training session on Satellite-based Rapid Mapping in Lilongwe from September 29 to October 1.
The ISPRS Technical Commission VIII and the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (jointly with the Indian Society of Geomatics and sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation) are organising the ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium 2014 , which will be held in Hyderabad, India on December 9-12, 2014.
For the first time Sentinel-1A satellite was operationally used to support emergency management operations in the Balkans, where prolonged heavy rainfalls and widespread flooding since the 15th of May 2014 triggered the declaration of the State of Emergency.
ITHACA, together with representatives from DLR, EC, SERTIT, UN-SPIDER and USGS, participated to the IWG-SEM meeting in Oberpfaffenhofen on 20-21 May 2014 and handed over the chairmanship role, which rotates nominally on a yearly basis, to DLR.
Delegates attending next week’s INSPIRE Conference 2014 can catch up on all the latest news from the European Location Framework (ELF) project.
The creation of a single source of authoritative geoinformation has moved a step closer as the European Location Framework project marks its first anniversary.
GeoNode core developers and administrators met at the World Food Programme Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from April 15th to 17th for a 3 days Code Sprint.
ITHACA has been invited to join the End-User group of the EU co-funded RECONASS FP7 project, as an organization involved in emergency mapping activities.
From 4 to 6 March 2014, ITHACA will take part to the 4th International Workshop of the Global Flood Working Group, hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK.
In the framework of the EuropeAid funded project aimed at building local capacities on soil waste management in Myanmar, ITHACA organized and held a training course on GIS.
The AREAS+ project is coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino and financed by the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme.
On Tuesday November 26 ITHACA will be presenting its Extreme Rainfall Detection System (ERDS) in a webinar organized in the framework of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training project. Please find more information on NASA website.
International NGOs and the UN will bring aid in the field using disaster maps issued by the the European Commission's Copernicus Emergency Management Service soon after Typhoon Haiyan violently struck the Philippines on the 8th of November. The first damage assessment maps show the most affected areas of Tacloban City.
The AREAS+ project, coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino, has kicked-off last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where all the partners gathered together for its launch.