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Global Forum on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICT for Disaster Management:Saving Lives   10-12 December 2007,
International Conference Center (CICG), Geneva
  Global Forum on Effective Use of Telecommunications /
ICT for Disaster Management: Saving Lives


Parallel Event - Workshop on the Role of Remote Sensing in Disaster Management  

Remote sensing systems have proven to be invaluable sources of information that enable the disaster management community to make critical decisions based on obtained information for better preparedness and  initial assessments of the nature and magnitude of damage and destruction. High-resolution remote sensing data is especially useful for documenting certain hazards, for determining where to stage response facilities and supplies, and for planning related to reconstruction and relocation activities. Data availability and its timely delivery are crucial to saving lives and property during disasters, and technological developments are making positive contributions in this area. Some of the most significant progress in disaster reduction is being made in mitigation using historical and contemporary remote sensing data in combination with other geospatial data sets as input to predictive models and early warning systems.

New remote sensing developments supporting disaster mitigation and response need to be used from the international and national stakeholders and issues as data access, timeliness, appropriateness, data sharing, training, transnational cooperation are the key elements for an appropriate disaster management framework from the international and national communities.

The key objective of this workshop is to explore the critical role of remote sensing technologies in providing timely and quality information that facilitates the work of the disaster management community especially, in making critical decisions for better disaster preparedness, conducting assessments and carrying out disaster response activities.

Workshop Details

Co-Organized by                                                                                          DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS             

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)                                                                   

  • Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

  • Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

CICG Geneva 20, Switzerland, Room 5/6

10 December 2007 -11 December 2007 


Draft Agenda

List of Participants

Registration Form


Contact Points:

GEO Secretariat
Giovanni Rum
Telephone: +41 22 730 8452
ITU Secretariat
Paola De Salvo
Telephone : +41-22-7306306
Remote Sensing Exhibition  
Participating organizations will have an opportunity to showcase innovative telecommunications/ICT solutions at the Exhibition Pavilion.
The dedicated exhibition space is in the

Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG).
17 rue de Varembé
CP 13CH - 1211 Geneva 2



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