AGIT 2016 Copernicus4all

During this year's annual symposium AGIT on applied geoinformatics in Salzburg on 6. July 2016 the EO-based information services by Z_GIS to support humanitarian action were presented by Edith Rogenhofer and Lorenz Wendt within the special forum Copernicus4all, which showcased various applications of the European Copernicus Programme. The forum was organized by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, Z_GIS and Copernicus.    

European Space Solutions event, The Hague

Achievements of the Z_GIS working group OBIA were showcased at the Copernicus exhibition of the European Space Solutions event under the EC presidency of the Netherlands in The Hague, May 31 – June 3. The price-winning IQ (image querying) system is paired with one of the most successful EO application domains, - support to humanitarian action! Z_GIS has been very active fostering the collaboration with international humanitarian organisations over the last years. 

World Humanitarian Summit Istanbul

At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, under the umbrella of DG ECHO, a promotion event for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been co-organised by Peter Zeil, formerly seconded to the Copernicus unit at DG GROW.
It was attended by Z_GIS representative Dr Stefan Lang, showcasing the successful service setup by Z_GIS for humanitarian operations. Participants from international NGOs, country representatives, EU and UN organisations, as well as civil protection agencies, joined the event and engaged in discussions on future EO-based humanitarian information services.

FFG Workshop Humanitäre Hilfe aus dem All

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG organized together with TU Wien, University of Salzburg and SOS Children's Villages a workshop on improving the use of information from Earth observation satellites for humanitarian aid and development cooperation. The workshop took place on 23. Feb 2016 in Vienna. In this workshop, the various ongoing R&D projects in Austria in this domain were presented to interested NGOs and other humanitarian actors. The work in EO4HumEn was presented by Petra Füreder.   

WorldView Global Alliance User Conference 2015, Munich

Stefan Lang and Petra Füreder gave a presentation on "Monitoring displaced people and supporting humanitarian action in crisis situations using VHR data".

DGfG/DGPF Workshop, Bonn

Lorenz Wendt gave a presentation at the fourth common workshop of DGfG and DGPF "Daten – Informationen – Entscheidungen" in Bonn, Germany with the title "A modular approach for the assessment of LULC changes around refugee and IDP camps by remote sensing".


Petra Füreder and Edith Rogenhofer attended the ISCRAM 2015 conference - The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management - in Kristiansand Norway, which took place from 24-27 May 2015.

Petra Füreder gave a talk on "Earth observation and GIS to support humanitarian operations in refugee/IDP camps". The respective paper is available for download here.