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.

GIS Training Workshop for MSF

May 04 - 08, 2015, Kampala (Uganda)

At a dedicated GIS training in Kampala employees from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) got first-hand information from CartONG and Z_GIS. Z_GIS representatives Stefan Lang and Petra Füreder described the EO-based information services developed by Z_GIS and applied for MSF. For Z_GIS the workshop was also a valuable opportunity to discuss the information needs of MSF and get insights from people working in the field. 



Special Session EO4Hum @ GI_Forum 2015

July 8, 2015 | 13:00 - 18:30, Salzburg, Austria

Z_GIS is organising a special session on EO-based support of Humanitarian Operations (EO4Hum) within the GI_Forum 2015. The session will focus on the potential of Earth observation (EO) data and technologies to support humanitarian action in crisis and disaster response.
A large variety of different optical and radar sensor types provide data at all kinds of spatial, temporal and spectral resolution applicable for many different humanitarian disaster scenarios. Turning data into relevant geospatial information products for humanitarian actors is one challenge which will be addressed.

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EGU 2015, Vienna

Lorenz Wendt presented a poster on Assisting Groundwater Exploration for Refugee/IDP Camps by Remote Sensing and GIS at the EGU 2015 in Vienna, which took place from 12-17 April 2015. The abstract of the poster can be found here.



Third Humanitarian Congress Vienna

Edith Rogenhofer, Petra Füreder and Lorenz Wendt attended the Third Humanitarian Congress Vienna on 6 March 2015. The EO4HumEn project was presented by a poster and flyers.