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AGSE 2018

Theme

AGSE 2018: Meme gwevi - Moeder van die arde - Mama wehi - Madre Tierra - Mother Earth: Contribution of Geospatial Science and Technology

Disaster Manegement, Human Food Security, Land Management, Contribution of Geospatial Science and Technologies

Submission

Submit your paper / workshop / poster here.

Topics

  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda and support to the four phases of the disaster cycle
  • Human Food Security, Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs, Best practices
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management and Volunteeering
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures, Geosensor networks
  • Alerting people, Understanding and Enhancing Resilience, building resilient communities
  • Spatial data requirements in disaster risk management, Assessing spatial data availability and understanding its importance in disaster risk management
  • Design and construction of GIS-based projects for the analysis and management of natural disasters
  • Techniques in hazard assessment
  • Overview of GIS applications in natural disaster managements
  • Mapping natural and man-made disasters, Monitoring and tracking displaced population, Early-warning indicators for humanitarian crisis
  • Crowd mapping, humanitarian VGI, Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Crisis monitoring (water supplies, infrastructure, natural resources)
  • Assessment of mid- to long-term effects of humanitarian crises
  • Earth observation in general, Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches, new Earth Observation data and their potential to hazards prediction and monitoring, vulnerability and risk assessment, including Copernicus Sentinels, Application of advanced RS-based techniques to monitor disasters and assess damages,
  • Emergency Management Service, Links to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS)
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  • E-Learning in the realm of the topics listed above
  • Land Management to support UN’s SDGs, Information Technology for Development
  • Alumni session: Professional experiences and personal development – sharing your story with other alumni and your professors

Date & Location

AGSE 2018 will take place November 12 – 16, 2018, at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia

Local Organizing Committee

Celeste Espach, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology
Miguel Orti, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology
Michael Mutale, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology
Kaleb G. Negussie, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology

International Advisory Board

Dr. Seraphim Alvanides, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK
Prof. Dr. Hossein Arefi, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Tehran
Prof. Dr. Jaishanker Nair, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India
Vipula Abeyratne MSc, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

German Organizing Committee

Franz-Josef Behr, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
Anja Ernst, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
Michael Hahn, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
Dietrich Schröder, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
Mirka Rodriguez de Zimmermann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover

About NUST

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), an institute of tertiary education in Windhoek, Namibia, was established in 1994 through an Act of Parliament and is situated in the heart of the City of Windhoek, Namibia. On 12 December 2012 Cabinet resolved that the Polytechnic should be renamed to the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Currently, the NUST has over 12,000 students studying on a full-time, part-time and distance education basis. It consists of seven Schools/ Faculties namely, the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Engineering, Health and Applied Sciences, Human Sciences, Management Sciences, Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences and the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business.

NUST consists of two campuses and a number of scattered former residential buildings all located close to the city centre.

The Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology offers degrees in Geomatics and Geoinformation Information Technology and a Masters in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation and a Masters of Spatial Science. The department is supported by 18 full time staff bringing with them both local and international expertise. In addition the department receives support and contributions from local and international stakeholders in the delivery of their degree programs, ensuring that our material is kept current and relevant.