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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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A Joint International Workshop of ISPRS WG VIII/1 and WG IV/4 on 'Geospatial Data for Disaster and Risk Reduction' is scheduled to be organised at Hyderabad during November 21-22, 2013.
On 3 September 2013, ICSU-GeoUnions, JBGIS and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying Geoinformation to disaster management.
ITHACA will host the 4th International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) Meeting from April 22nd to April 23rd.
In the first six months of operations of the EMS-Mapping, nearly 20 activations, almost one per week, were handled and related maps were produced in rush mode by the contracted service provider, a group of European industries led by the Italian company e-GEOS executing the service coordination and mapping production tasks.
The 8th International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) will be held on 13-16 2012 in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Some 20 representatives from EU-JRC, USGS, GEO, UNOOSA, SERVIR, DLR, CSA/Athena Global, SERTIT, ITHACA and Sentinel Asia gathered in Ispra, Italy to formally establish the International Working Group on satellite based emergency mapping (IWG-SEM). This was a follow-up to the first meeting hosted by DLR in Hohenkammer in September 2011.
The mission was arranged by the UN WFP Country Director in Yangon, with the goal to help the government and NGO partners in Myanmar to use the latest technology in the field to map situations such as the cyclone devastation caused by Nargis in 2008.