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SENSUM policy briefing @ Izmir

6th November, 2014 policy briefing with AFAD Izmir and stakeholders from industry and academia, Izmir, Turkey.

A high level policy briefing was held at the premises of the Izmir University of Economics, Department of Architecture. The event was hosted and coorganized by the Izmir University of Economics, Department of Architecture. The meeting brought together many representatives of local and national institutions, including AFAD Izmir, AFAD Ankara, the Izmir Chamber of City Planners, the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University, the BoğaziçiUniversity and the Middle East Technical University and others. An overview of the project was presented to the participants with particular emphasis on the test case Izmir. Moreover, the SENSUM tools for geoinformation acquisition, analysis, management and integration were demonstrated to the authorities.


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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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