Global losses due to natural hazards have shown an increasing trend over the last decades, which is expected to continue due to growing exposure in disaster-prone areas and the effects of climate change. In response, recent years have seen greater worldwide commitment to reducing disaster risk. Working towards this end requires the implementation of increasingly effective disaster risk management (DRM) strategies. These must necessarily be supported by reliable estimates of risk and loss before, during, and after a disaster. In this context, innovation plays a key role.
This session aims to provide a forum to the scientific, public and private discourse on the challenges to innovate DRM. We welcome submissions on the development and application of groundbreaking technologies, big data, and innovative modeling and visualization approaches for disaster risk assessment and DRM decision-making. This includes the quantification and mapping of natural hazard risks and their components (i.e. hazard, exposure, and vulnerability), as well as the forecasting of hazard and impacts prior to a disaster event, or as it is unfolding (in real- or near real-time). We are particularly interested in contributions covering one or more of the following thematic areas in the context of disaster risk assessment and reduction: artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, remote sensing, social media, volunteered geographic information (VGI), mobile applications, crowdsourcing, internet of things (IoT), and blockchain. We also welcome submissions exploring how these or other innovations can support real-world DRM strategies and translate into improved DRM decisions.

Co-organized as ESSI1.15/GI2.14
Convener: Rui Figueiredo | Co-conveners: Kai Schröter, Mario Lloyd Virgilio Martina, Carmine Galasso, Judith Cerdà Belmonte, Elise Monsieurs, Liesbet Jacobs
| Tue, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room M1
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X3

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room M1

Chairperson: Rui Figueiredo
08:30–08:45 |
Massimiliano Alvioli, Alessandro Cesare Mondini, Federica Fiorucci, Mauro Cardinali, and Ivan Marchesini
08:45–09:00 |
| Highlight
Francesco Dottori, Milan Kalas, Ines Mari Rivero, Valerio Lorini, Annett Wania, and Peter Salamon
09:00–09:15 |
Anna Kruspe, Jens Kersten, and Friederike Klan
09:15–09:30 |
Marco Corsi, Domenico Grandoni, Mariano Alfonso Biscardi, Chiara Francalanci, Barbara Pernici, Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, and Amudha Rathinam
09:30–09:45 |
Gioachino Roberti, Clinton Smyth, and David Poole
09:45–10:00 |
David Wilkie and Carmine Galasso
10:00–10:15 |
Alastair Clarke, Suz Tolwinski-Ward, Suilou Huang, and Anna Trevino