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First Workshop: UK-Brazil Collaboration on Leveraging Crowdsourced and Sensor Data to Support Decision-Making towards Urban Resilience

5 – 7 October 2016, University of Warwick, Coventry
Wolfson Research Exchange Rooms 2 and 3, University of Warwick Library

In view of the growing frequency of extreme weather events and disasters in the past few years, emerging data sources, such as crowdsourced geographic information and real-time sensor data, are increasingly considered in approaches for improving urban resilience. This interdisciplinary workshop is dedicated to discussing approaches to tackle these challenges and will gather researchers from academic and non-academic organisations with different disciplinary backgrounds that work in the field of disaster risk reduction and urban resilience in the UK and Brazil. The workshop will include presentations from researchers from institutions involved in disaster resilience in UK and Brazil (British Geological Survey, National Disaster Monitoring and Early-Warning Centre, Geological Survey of Brazil), academics and PhD students of the partner universities (University of Warwick, University of São Paulo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), as well as the following invited keynote speakers:

Dr Uta Wehn – UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands
Dr Andrés Luque-Ayala – Durham University, UK

This workshop is part of a project funded by the EPSRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund and aimed at defining a collaborative research agenda on the use of crowdsourced and sensor data to support urban resilience. The last part of the event will thus consist of small-group discussions about further collaboration initiatives. There a limited number of places remaining for researchers, professionals and students from the Warwick community who are interested in this topic as well as external participants.

Chairs: Dr João Porto de Albuquerque (Warwick), Dr Joanne Garde-Hansen (Warwick), Dr Nathaniel Tkacz (Warwick), Prof Jon Coaffee (Warwick), Prof Eduardo Mario Mendiondo (University of Sao Paulo/CEMADEN).

Please find the Workshop's Programme here.

First Workshop at Warwick

Workshop Programme



Contact us at:

J dot Porto at warwick dot ac dot uk

V dot Pitidis at warwick dot ac dot uk