TRB Webinar: Improving Data Sharing in Disaster Response with Geospatial Data and AI

This webinar was posted on 06/11/2024

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July 08, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

During a disaster, the lack of interoperable, shareable, analysis-ready data managed by emergency organizations limits data sharing and the creation of common reference pictures in areas and populations. Collaborative strategic decisions are then limited since they are not based on commonly agreed vulnerability indicators. Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and geospatial technology applications can bridge these limitations by creating knowledge bases with geospatial context. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, July 8, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will offer timely insights into transformational tools for emergency management through enhanced data interoperability and situational awareness. These tools empower stakeholders to make more informed, collaborative decisions in critical scenarios.
This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, and Geographic Information Science.
Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.
A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.
Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Leveraging emerging technologies at state DOTs – Hari Sripathi, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • A taxonomy of AI solutions for disaster response, emergency evacuations, and business continuity – Alan Leidner, NYC Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Organization
  • Generative AI and synthetic data for privacy-compliant disaster vulnerability assessment – Antonio Correas, Skymantics, LLC
  • Question and answer session moderated by Prashant Shukle, Open Geospatial Consortium

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the barriers and opportunities in leveraging interoperable geospatial data and AI for enhancing disaster response and climate change adaptation strategies
  • Evaluate the applications and benefits of emerging technologies in improving situational awareness and privacy-compliant disaster vulnerability assessments
  • Implement best practices and lessons learned from past major disasters to develop more effective emergency management solutions

Professional Development Hours
Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.
This webinar will be delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.
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