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SENSUM geobeirat meeting @ Cologne

SENSUM geobeirat meeting

20th February, 2014 Geobeirat meeting at the city council of Cologne, Germany.

The SENSUM project has been presented in front of representatives of the municipality of Cologne, Germany, within the context of the so-called Geobeirat meeting – a regular event that takes place amongst representatives of the different branches of the municipality with a specific focus on geoinformation technologies. The meeting was part of the outreach activities of the project and aimed at linking science with application and to start the contact with possible end-users for the Cologne study site. After lively discussions and interactions, a follow-up meeting is planned that will specifically focus on an end-user's needs assessment.

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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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