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SENSUM policy briefing with the Geobeirat of the Municipality@ Cologne

20th November, 2014 policy briefing with the Geobeirat of the Municipality of Cologne, Germany.

The SENSUM team had a chance to join another regular meeting of the Geobeirat of the Municipality of Cologne in order to present the latest developments of the project and some of the results achieved for the Cologne test case. The meeting brought together the main experts and decision makers that are dealing with geoinformation within the municipality and the SENSUM team. After a presentation of the project outcomes and tools, a separate policy briefing session took place. The stakeholders were interested in some of the developments of the project and discussions were stimulated about possibilities for future collaboration, especially regarding the in-situ survey planning and mobile mapping.



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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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