Andreas Papp – Program Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-Austria) – invited Z_GIS to take part in a technology seminar in Prague (“The use of new technologies in humanitarian practice”) as well as the New Technologies Panel at the Humanitarian Congress in Olomouc, CZ.
Although a lot of knowledge on new technologies (GIS, satellite remote sensing, UAVs, mobile phone applications, Open Source solutions etc.) is readily available at research institutions and commercial companies, the question still remains how these technologies are best to be applied in humanitarian field operations to support the work of NGOs.
At both events, Stefan Lang, Assistant Professor at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), discussed GIS and remote sensing technologies and demonstrated how these technologies are used in practice for disaster mapping, tracking displaced population movements and groundwater availability monitoring.
Z_GIS and MSF Austria are closely cooperating in the FFG/ASAP funded project EO4HumEN. For more information, please visit our website.
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