Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Z_GIS launches new website on humanitarian services

In the frame of the first annual meeting of the EO4HumEn project, Z_GIS presented its new released website on Earth observation-based humanitarian services. The website covers Z_GIS’ efforts to provide state of the art routines and services for crisis-related geo-spatial information on refugee and IDP camps as required by aid organizations in mission planning and day-to-day operations. 
The activities are carried out within the project EO-based information services in support of humanitarian operations, funded by the Karl Kahane Foundation.

The services are further improved within the EO4HumEn project, an ASAP-9 30-months project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The first EO4HumEn annual project meeting took place in Salzburg on November 26, 2014. The meeting presented the achievements of the first project year, reflecting on the status of the deliverables and discussing the forthcoming work. The project team appreciated the positive feedback from FFG regarding the progress of the project.

A major upcoming dissemination activity of the EO4HumEn project is the organization of a special workshop on “Earth observation for Humanitarian Operations” (EO4Hum) at the GI_Forum 2015 in Salzburg. The special session EO4Hum will focus on the potential of EO data and technologies to support humanitarian action in crisis and disaster response. We welcome contributions from related research and practical application fields, including new methods, tools and technologies for providing geospatial information products related to all phases of humanitarian crises.

Call for papers deadline is 01 February 2015

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