Wednesday 13th November, 12-1pm, Harold White Theatre, The University of Melbourne
We are pleased to invite you to the second joint Natural Disaster Management Research Initiative (NDMRI) and Australia Disaster Management Platform (ADMP) seminar.
Our speakers are:
Speaker: Mr. Charlie Hawkins
Title: Infrastructure, Applications and Information Supporting Situation Awareness
Summary: To save lives and make our communities safer and more resilient, we need to sustain and strengthen our disaster management efforts and better prepare for emergency situations with access to information. Therefore, it is critical that disaster managers have better, more effective information to use. Clear knowledge of specific hazards (namely flood and bushfire), as well as methods, tools, standards and systems that will deliver the greatest impact are needed. CSIRO is developing technology to support disaster management operations throughout the PPRR spectrum including information infrastructure, flood and bushfire simulation & visualisation modelling, social media applications and risk forecasting.
Speaker: Associate Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu
Organisation: Deakin University, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Title: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Economic Planning
Summary: Given high frequencies of natural disasters in Australia recently, the impact of natural disasters on overall economic development trajectory demands an in-depth study both at the national and state levels. A consortium between the University of Melbourne and Deakin University along with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre will conduct a research project on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction indicators into economic planning. With the financial support from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards- Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC), this research will pioneer to link the disaster risk assessment with economic modelling, which will, in turn, facilitate identifying optimum economic policies to maximise social welfare.
Speaker: Dr. Vasco Diogo
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Spatial Economics
Title: The Economic Dimension of Geoinformation and Disaster Management
Summary: Recent studies have demonstrated the variety of ways in which geoinformation contributes to disaster and risk management practices. Geoinformation and associated technologies also play a central part in new methods for assessing costs and benefits of disaster and risk and management. Evidences from a number of case studies will be presented, highlighting the economic dimension of disaster management and geoinformation, including the application of these methods in the context of regional infrastructure development and climate adaptation in rural areas of Gippsland, Victoria.
Details for the seminar are:
Date and time: 12 – 1pm, Wednesday 13 November
Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 2 (street level), 757 Swanston St.