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The First International Workshop for Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service Nov.21- 22, 2017,Beijing China
The First International Workshop for Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service
Nov.21- Nov.22,2017,Beijing China


Host: International Knowledge Center for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of UNESCO (IKCEST) Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Organizer: Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS)
Theme: Formulate disaster metadata standard and knowledge management, enhance disaster information integration and application
Language: English
Background: Frequent disasters have been a serious threat to human life and social development. Disaster risk reduction has become an urgent issue today. It is imperative to build the global disaster database, and the reasonable and effective metadata standard or best practice is the premise for disaster database construction. Therefore, UNESCO DRR Section has sent official letter to IKCEST, suggesting areas for future cooperation with IKCEST on global disaster risk reduction. In order to advance the cooperation, IKCEST would host the First International Workshop for Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service, inviting domestic and international experts in disaster risk reduction related fields, to discuss how to build disaster metadata standards or best practices to facilitate the integration and application of disaster information.
The Contents:
  • Disaster metadata standards or best practices
  • The global or regional disaster database construction and sharing.
  • Share cases of Disaster Risk Reduction, explores disaster knowledge service
  • The plan for IKCEST DRR knowledge service
Workshop member scale: The scale of the workshop will be 20~30.
Contacts: If you need more information of our workshop, please contact us.
Responsible persons of the workshop:
Prof. Wang Juanle. Vice director of Department for Geo-data Science and Sharing, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, E-mail: wangjl@igsnrr.ac.cn, Tel: +86-10-64888016
Dr. Liu Chang (Cathy). Director of Division of International Cooperation, International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of UNESCO (IKCEST), E-mail: liuchang@cae.cn, Tel:+86-10-59300230
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