AGSE 2018: Mother Earth: Geoscience for Crisis Management
Disaster Manegement, Human Food Security, Land Management, Contribution of Geospatial Science and Technologies
The conference is organized by Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia and Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards.Find here the programme!
We are happy about the confirmtion of the first keynote speakers:
- Alex Mudabeti, Namibia Statistical Agency: The Namibia Spatial Data Infrastructure
- Elago Nantana, Managing Director, NAMIB GEOMATICS TECHNOLOGIES: Private sector perspectives
- F.-J. Behr, HFT Stuttgart, Germany: Open Source as Inner Habit and the Impact of the OSGeo Foundation
- Christine Brönner, Geoinformation Management and Interoperability Expert (Germany): Special Presentation: Geospatial Support in the Context of Internal Displacement Caused by Natural Disasters
- Phillip Lühl, Namibia University of Science and Technology (Namibia): Informal Urbanization and Housing in Namibia: Confronting a Humanitarian Crisis
- Dietrich Schröder, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Germany): Geoinformation and GIS Applications in the Context of the Renewable Energy Revolution
- Stuart Martin, ESRI South Africa: A Geospatial Platform for Disaster / Crisis Management
Date & Location
Local Organizing Committee
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
Karina Guardado M.Sc., Universidad de El Salvador
Dr. Ashish Karmacharya, i3 Mainz
Prof. em. Rainer Kettmann, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. David Kuria Kuria, The National Land Commission (NLC), Kenya
Prof. Dr. Jaishanker Nair, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India
Dr. Murimi Ngigi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Dr. Adel Omran, University of Tübingen
Dr. Lorenz Wendt, University of Salzburg
Dr. Rafael Rebolledo Wueffer, Colombia
German Organizing Committee
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
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.
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.
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