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Policy Briefing with Ministry of Emergency Situations @ Batken, Kyrgyzstan.

SENSUM project had policy briefing with the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) 

On 4th June, 2014 the field campaign in Southern Kyrgyzstan was kindly supported by the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of Kyrgyzstan and a high level policy briefing was held in the regional headquarters in Batken. The meeting brought together representatives from the MES and the SENSUM team.


Topics for discussion were the field survey itself and its implementation and status. The SENSUM tools currently being developed, including preliminary results from the Batken survey activities,  were presented to the authorities. This involved providing the captured image data, along with the required software, to representatives of the MES, as well as conducting a brief training session to explain the proper installation and usage of the data.

The MES showed great interest in the activities carried out and the products delivered by the SENSUM projectFuture meetings were agreed upon in order to structure the further cooperation and to discuss possibilities of enriching the information already availability to the MES by the use of the SENSUM products.

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SENSUM Study Areas

A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.

The consortium of 8 prominent scientific institutions and highly skilled SMEs has considerable experience in their respective fields. Many partners currently collaborate on the Global Earthquake Model Inventory Data Collection Tool (GEM IDCT). The ultimate goal is to produce a multi-resolution time varying indicator monitoring framework that applies to the whole disaster cycle. The framework is intended to· become the de-facto standard for future mapping of vulnerabilities.


Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
THEME [SPA.2012.1.1-04] Support to emergency response management - Grant agreement no: 312972

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