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Sunday & Monday: Disaster Management Initiative Annual Workshop & Rally, NASA Research Park, Mt. View, CA, May 22-23, 2011

Alec D.
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Berkeley, CA


Here's a great opportunity for those of you looking to see how your GIS and WebMap hacking skills can contribute to the public good in a disaster situation. (And remember, for those of us in the quake-prone SF Bay Area a major disaster is not a matter of If but, rather, When.)

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley along with the California Emergency Management Agency, the California Fire Chiefs Association, and NASA are having their 2nd Annual Disaster Management Initiative Workshop and Mobile Command Center Rally this Sunday and Monday. It's free and open to interested professionals (like you!).

When:

Sunday, May 22, 2011 starting at 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Monday, May 23, 8 AM - 5 PM

Where:

NASA Research Park (Moffett Field), Mt. View, California
(Photo ID needed at the Main Gate)

Directions Site Map

Schedule & Program:

Overview Full Program

Registration (free)



Here are only some of the interesting and important topics being presented and discussed:


  • Keynote Session: National Guard's Role in Emergencies – Major General Scott Johnson, Commander - 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard - Bldg 3, Ballroom
    MG Johnson will speak regarding personal experiences of military duty in support of civilian authorities in emergencies. He will talk about the role of the National Guard in preparing for and assisting in regional, national, and international emergencies. Full description
  • Keynote Session: - Joseph Pred, Emergency Services Operations Chief, Burning Man, “Emergency Communications for Burning Man” - Bldg 23, Tent
    A presentation of the logistical and technical challenges and solutions involved with setting up temporary communications infrastructure for a temporary city of 50,000 in the middle of a desert. Full description
  • Geocam: Field Data Collection Demo - Bldg 23, Rm 211
    Trey Smith, Systems Scientist, CMU/NASA Ames
    In support of the disaster communications exercise, we will send out several field observers with GeoCam phones to collect geotagged photos and display a map with the live photo data. Full Description
  • San Bruno Disaster Debrief Panel Session - Bldg 3 Ballroom
    Jeannie Stamberger, Associate Director, DMI, and Adjunct Faculty, CMUSV
    San Bruno Fire Technical Debrief - What technology worked and didn't work will be discussed, based on the white paper. In particular we will discuss newly provided information rounding out our understanding of the event, and discuss in depth the impacts of on site digital mapping by Google. Full description

If you're like me, even more importantly, this means Fire Trucks -- lots of them (Rally Vehicle Map)! And a chance to talk with the people who use and direct them.

I hope to see you there.



Alec

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Alec Dara-Abrams

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