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.

Price: 2nd place at 2014 Copernicus Masters” Best service challenge”

Z_GIS has won second place at this year’s Copernicus Masters „Best service challenge“ with its service „DS|Placed - Downstream Service: Displaced Population“, see some examples in this >>> map booklet <<<

XVI. Humanitarian Congress Berlin

Andreas Papp, Edith Rogenhofer and Petra Füreder attended the XVI Humanitarian Congress in Berlin from 10 - 11 October 2014.

The EO4HumEn project was disseminated by a poster and the new flyer.


3. Gemeinsamer Workshop der AKs DGPF und DGfG

Stefan Lang, Petra Füreder, Andreas Braun and Volker Hochschild attended the third common workshop of the DGPF and DGfG "Vom Potential zur Lösung" in Berlin from 09 - 10 October 2014.

The EO4HumEn project was well presented with 3 talks:
Stefan Lang held a keynote about operational remote sensing services (Operationelle Fernerkundungsdienste – Nutzen aktuelle Lösungen wirklich das gesamte Potential?)
Petra Füreder gave a talk about experiences and challenges of the long-term collaboration with MSF ( "Maßgeschneiderte Informationsprodukte im humanitären Einsatz. Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen in der langjährigen Zusammenarbeit mit Ärzte ohne Grenzen.") and Andreas Braun talked about Radar remote sensing supporting humanitarian operations – Challenges & outlooks.