FGDC Sponsored Disasters Resilience 2019 Pilot Results (September 18, 2019)

When Sep 18, 2019
from 08:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where USGS, Reston, VA
Contact Name
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In 2018 the Federal Geographic Data Committee co-sponsored the Concept Development Study(CDS) through OGC to advance the use of Geospatial Information for Disaster Risk Reduction.  As a follow-up to this activity, the FGDC sponsored Disaster pilots in 2019 to close gaps and address challenges that resulted from the 2018 CDS.  On September 18, 2019 the pilot demonstrations will be presented at the US Geological Survey in Reston, VA.  The pilots will cover a variety of disaster topics including Public Health, Wildfire, Floods, Landslides, Hurricanes and a variety of other topics related to disasters.  Information for the event is provided below.

***Please note registration is required and space is limited. If you have any questions please contact fgdc@fgdc.gov.

Event Information

USGS Visitor Information


USGS National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20192 

Event Page:  https://www.opengeospatial.org/node/3035

Registration: (You should arrive at the building no later then 8:30AM to get through security)

To attend the event, please register here.  ****SPACE IS LIMITED REGISTER EARLY ****  

Draft Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introduction  
  • Welcome Ivan DeLoatch
  • Demonstration Video (Terry +Idol)
9:15 - 9:30 Key Note Presentation: The Disasters Challenge

9:30 - 9:45 OGC - SDI for Disaster Resilience
  • OGC Overview 
  • OGC Role in Supporting Disasters 
9:45 - 10:15 Initiative Overview/Progress
  • Pilot Demonstration #2 - Participant Video TBD
  • CDS Results and Action - Robert
  • Stakeholder Engagement - Workshops
  • Report
  • Pilot Year 1 high-level review/results 
10:15 - 12:00 Pilot Results Session #1

     - Pilot Presentations
  • Rapid Impact Assessment of Extreme Weather on Agricultural Productivity
  • Interoperability to Optimize Resource Allocation Across Flood Disaster Timelines
  • Landslide - Early Response and Evacuation Under Limited Bandwidth
  • Rapid Monitoring of Soil Moisture Saturation at Hurricane Landfall
  • Facilitating Emergency Health Response During A Disaster
  • Using WES For Flood Response
     - Lessons Learned/Best Practices 

     - Q&A Part 1

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch - Provided in the Auditorium (Must Register In Advance)

12:30 - 2:00 Pilot Results Session #1

      - Pilot Presentations
  • Connecting Communities During Disasters for Timely Impact Analysis
  • Responding to Wildfire Emergencies using a National Spatial Data Infrastructure 
  • Flood: Emergency Response and Impact Assessment
  • Discovering Geospatial Assets Using an SDI
  • Rapid Flood Mapping and Prediction
  • Using WES Wildfire
    - Lessons Learned/Best Practices 

    - Q&A Part 2

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:00 Disaster Panel Discussion

3:00 - 3:20 Next Steps
  • Phase II Pilot Plan
  • Future Sponsors
3:20 - 3:30 Closing Remarks