Societal Impacts of Improved Environment & Geospatial Information

Geospatial projects are often dogged by the inability to establish a strong quantitative value proposition and are unable to sustain the attention of the most senior decision makers. In a tough economic climate, it is particularly important that any project that requires a significant investment can show a clear Return on Investment (RoI).

Multi-disciplinary approaches involving collaboration of the physical, social and economic sciences can provide a strong foundation for formulating quantitative analyses of the value of information.

Date: 15th May, 2013
Hall: Mees Auditorium
Time: 0900 – 1800 hrs

0900 1100 hrs - Session 1
  Chairperson
Jay Pearlman
Ph.D. Fellow IEEE
Chair IEEE Committee on Earth Observation
USA
Speakers
Dr. Richard Bernknopf
Research Professor
Department of Economics
University of New Mexico
USA
Bio | Abstract
Mary Ann Stewart
Principal
Engineering
USA
Bio | Abstract
Andrew Coote
Director
ConsultingWhere
UK
Bio | Abstract
Mark Noort
Founder
HCP International
The Netherlands
Bio | Abstract
1100 1230 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1230 1330 hrs - Lunch
1330 1530 hrs - Session 2
Massimo Craglia
Senior Scientist, European
Commission, DG Joint Research Centre
Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit
Italy
Bio |Abstract
Lawrence Friedl
Director-Applied Science Programme
Earth Science Division
NASA
USA
Bio |Abstract
Anil Kumar
Manager
Environmental Data
Environment Agency
Abu Dhabi
UAE
Bio |Abstract
Maria Andrzejewska
Director
UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
Poland
Bio | Abstract
Hans Roozekrans
Senior Advisor R&D and Co-ordinator International Relations
KNMI
The Netherlands
Abstract
1530 1600 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1600 1800 hrs - Session 3
Frank Hanssen
GIS Analyst and Coordinator
Norweigian Institute of Nature Research
Norway
Bio |Abstract
Tim Stonor
Managing Director
Space Syntax
United Kingdom
Bio |Abstract
David Harper
Director of GeoConnections
Natural Resources Canada
Canada
Abstract
Panel discussion

Closing Remarks by the Chairperson

1900 Onwards   Award Nite at Rotterdam Hall