Policy Pub: "What’s Over That Hill? Improving disaster intelligence and decision-making"

Policy Pub is a recurring series of plain-language talks by faculty of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy on issues that affect everyone, with a Q&A/dialogue session following the brief presentation. The series continues this fall with a virtual "Pubinar" format that allows participants to access the presentation and discussion from their own homes.

David Merrick, director of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and the Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP)discusses the next generation of tools for emergency managers and how new methods and technologies are improving natural disaster preparedness, monitoring, and rescue and recovery efforts. Merrick will talk about how CDRP is leading the way in leveraging GIS technology, remote sensing, unmanned aircraft systems (aka drones) and open-source intelligence methods to enhance situational awareness and decision-making before and during disasters.

Unlike Zoom meetings where every participant is visible to all others "in the room," the webinar format features a moderator and a presenter on screen, sharing visual materials related to the topic of the night. 

Attendees can submit questions or comments through a written chat option to interact with the facilitator, speaker and other attendees.



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Tuesday, September 14 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Speakers & Lectures, Webinars, Free to the Public

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Colleges, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Public Policy



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