OGC Innovation Days, Disaster Resilience and Climate Workshop

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 09:00 EST
Thursday, 8 December 2022 14:30 EST
Event Description: 

Addressing Disasters Together

OGC is excited to announce a three-day event on the future of innovation for disaster and climate change engagement: OGC Innovation Days. This event brings together OGC members, stakeholders, and guests who are critical to disaster and climate focused policy formulation and technology advancement.

Join us to contribute to discussions on identifying gaps, understanding future requirements, and building capabilities to respond to climate challenges including natural hazards and disaster vulnerabilities.

The "Addressing Disasters Together" event will comprise a two-day workshop, followed by a day of solutions presentations and a strategic planning session.

The initial two-day workshop will reflect on current geospatial technologies and practices for disaster management. It will particularly focus on the current capabilities and roles of local, regional, and national organizations, as well as their evolving needs and challenges. The objective of the workshop will be to identify requirements, priorities, and gaps for serving communities facing disaster and climate circumstances.

The third day will engage executive and director level decision makers and policy makers. It will go beyond disasters to include innovations and strategies that produce actionable solutions and lead to improved interoperability across stakeholders, science domains, industry, and government.

Due to the nature of this event, OGC Innovation Days will be held in person and space is limited. There will not be any online participation options.

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December 6th Morning Session: 9am ET

Today's disaster information interoperability issues as seen by OGC and strategic members

  • Welcome, and setting the scene
    Nadine Alameh, OGC
  • Investing in Climate and Disaster Initiatives
    Ingo Simonis, OGC
  • Keynote Speech
    Mike Tischler, USGS
  • Panel: The challenges disasters apply to geospatial
    Nadine Alameh, OGC
    Mike Tischler, USGS
    Tom Moran, All Hazards Consortium
    Jonathan Duran, NSGIC
    Lawrence Friedl, NASA
  • Executive Roundtable: Disaster and Climate Resilience
    Josh Lieberman, OGC
    Joshua Delmonico, FGDC
    David Green, NASA
    James Carey UKHO
    Norman Speicher, DHS
    Iain Burnell, DSTL
Afternoon Session: 1pm ET

Understanding the disaster oriented problem solving ecosystem from a state, province, and local level

  • Stakeholder roles and responsibilities
    Josh Lieberman, OGC
  • The role of the local city during a disaster
    Alan Leidner, NYC GIO
  • The role of state during a drought
    Jonathan Duran, NSGIC
  • The role of NAPSG for first responders
    Tari Martin, NAPSG
  •  Drought response in Canada and the Province of Manitoba
    Mai Gagujas, Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
    Ryan Ahola, NRCan
  • CEOS Analysis Ready Data
    David Borges, NASA
    Tim Stryker, USGS
  • Industry Lightning Talks:
    Aaron Gussman, Google
    Barry O'Rourke, Compusult
    Darren Butler, AEVEX Aerospace
    Lain Graham, ESRI
  • Disasters and Societal Data
    Greg Yetman, University of Columbia
    Alan Leidner, NYC Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Organization (NYC GISMO)

    Baig Furqan, University of Illinois
  • Day 1 Closing
    Ingo Simonis, OGC
December 7th Morning Session: 9am ET

Disaster Readiness outcomes of the OGC Disasters pilot for flooding & landslides

  • Disaster initiatives accomplishments
    Josh Lieberman, OGC
  • Climate initiatives accomplishments 
    Nils Hempelmann, OGC
  • The value of public-private partnerships and international cooperation
    Eldrich Frazier, USGS
  • Panel: Past experience addressing disasters in OGC initiatives
    Ryan Burley, Geosolutions
    Shayna Solis, Navteca
    Dean Hintz, Safe Software
    Ajay Gupta, HSR Health
    Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications
  • New approaches to wildfire information innovation
    David Green, NASA
  • Activities and goals in the 2023 OGC Disasters Pilot and Similar Initiatives
    Mike Cosh, USDA-ARS
    Ryan Ahola, NRCan
    Todd Bacastow, MAXAR
  • Scale and agility in cloud native geospatial and mediated information tools 
  • Mark Korver, AWS
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm ET

Community scoping of Disaster Pilot 2023 - wildfires and drought

  • New tools and technologies for wildfire and drought
    Sean Ahearn, CARSI
    Antonio Correas, Skymantics
    Sheila Steffenson, 1Spatial
    Benjamin Pross, 52 North 
  • Keynote Speech
    Sumit Gera, NRCan
  • Next Steps: a multi-year path forward for wildfire and drought
    Nadine Alameh, OGC
    Nils Hempelmann, OGC
  • Day 2 Closing
    Ingo Simonis, OGC
December 8th Morning Session: 9am ET

Highlights of OGC's Collaborative Innovation & Solution programs

  • Introduction and Objectives
    Nadine Alameh, OGC 
  • Workshop Outcomes 
    Ingo Simonis, OGC
  • Testbed Highlights
    Josh Lieberman, OGC
  • FMSDI Highlights
    Sina Taghavikish, OGC
  • Modernizing Spatial Data Infrastructure
    Josh Lieberman, OGC
  • Looking ahead toward climate resilience, digital twins, analysis-ready data, and more
    Nadine Alameh, OGC
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm ET
  • Closed session for OGC Strategic Members


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Event Location:
Trajectory Event Center
13665 Dulles Technology Dr #150
Herndon, VA 20171

If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, email info [at] ogc.org (Subject: OGC%20Innovation%20Days) .

Housing Details:

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles Int'l Airport, located at 13460 Sunrise Valley Dr., Herndon, VA 20171 is conveniently located 6 minutes walk away from the meeting site. The rate is $159.00 per night plus tax and is available until November 12. 

Reserve housing using this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=WASDLHW&groupCode=CHWOGC&arrivaldate=2022-12-06&departuredate=2022-12-08&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Thank You Sponsors and Supporters:

The OGC Innovation Days would not be possible without the support of organizations across the globe. The organization feels that location is everywhere, and that open standards and interoperable technologies will lead to a future for FAIR data. Thank you:

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