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Remote sensing and Earth Observations (EO) are used increasingly in the different phases of the risk management and in development cooperation, due to the challenges posed by contemporary issues such as climate change, population pressure and increasingly complex social interactions. EO-based applications have a number of advantages over traditional fieldwork expeditions including safety, the provision a synoptic view of the region of interest, the availability of data extending back several years and, in many cases, cost savings. Fortunately, the advent of new, more powerful sensors and more finely tuned detection algorithms provide the opportunity to image, assess and quantify natural hazards, their consequences, and vulnerable regions, more comprehensively than ever before.
For these reasons, the civil protections, the development agencies and space agencies have now inserted permanently into their programs applications of EO data to risk management. In particular, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) has a permanent working group on Disasters that supports and promotes the use of EO data for Disaster Risk management (DRM). During the preparedness and prevention phase EO revealed, especially in data scarce environments, fundamental for hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping. EO data intervenes both in the emergency forecast and early emergency response, thanks to the potential of rapid mapping. EO data is also increasingly being used for mapping useful information for planning interventions in the recovery phase, giving to managers and emergency officials a wealth of time-continuous information for assessment and analysis of natural hazards, from small to large regions around the globe. In this framework, CEOS has been working from several years on disasters management related to natural hazards (e.g., volcanic, seismic, landslide and flooding ones), including pilots, demonstrators, recovery observatory concepts, Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratory (GSNL) initiatives and multi-hazard management projects.

The session is dedicated to multidisciplinary contributions especially focused on the demonstration of the benefit of the use of EO for the risk management, with an operational user-oriented perspective.
The research presented might focus on:
- Addressed value of EO data in risk/hazard forecasting models (observation of possible precursory events and evaluation of potential predictive capabilities)
- Innovative applications of EO data for rapid mapping.
- Innovative applications of EO data for hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping.
- Innovative applications of EO data for the post-disaster recovery phase.
- Innovative applications in support to disaster risk reduction strategies (eg. landscape planning).
- Development of tools and platforms for assessment and validation of hazard/risk models

The use of different types of remote sensing (e.g. thermal, visual, radar, laser, and/or the fusion of these) might be considered, with an evaluation of their respective pros and cons. Evaluation of current sensors, data capabilities and algorithms will be welcomed, as will suggestions for future sensor considerations, algorithm developments and opportunities for emergency management agency buy-in.
Early stage researchers are strongly encouraged to present their research. Moreover, contributions from international cooperation, such as CEOS and GEO initiatives, are welcome.

Co-organized as GI3.20/HS11.38
Convener: Paolo Tarolli | Co-conveners: Nicola Casagli, Kuo-Jen Chang, Peter Webley, Antonio Montuori, Simona Zoffoli, Michelle Parks
| Tue, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:15, 10:45–12:30, 14:00–15:45
Room M2
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X3

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room M2

Chairperson: Paolo Tarolli
08:30–08:45 |
| Highlight
Marine Roger, Zhenhong Li, Peter Clarke, Jyr-Ching Hu, and Wanpeng Feng
08:45–09:00 |
Ioannis Papoutsis, Charalampos Kontoes, and Alexis Apostolakis
09:00–09:15 |
Robert Emberson, Dalia Kirschbaum, and Thomas Stanley
09:15–09:30 |
Tian Hu, Albert van Dijk, Zhihong Xu, Luigi Renzullo, and Jun Zhou
09:30–09:45 |
Francesco Casu, Manuela Bonano, Raffaele Castaldo, Claudio De Luca, Vincenzo De Novellis, Riccardo Lanari, Michele Manunta, Mariarosaria Manzo, Giovanni Onorato, Susi Pepe, Giuseppe Solaro, Pietro Tizzani, Emanuela Valerio, and Ivana Zinno
09:45–10:00 |
Per Skougaard Kaspersen, Martin Drews, Nanna Høegh Ravn, Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, and Henrik Madsen
10:00–10:15 |
Heather Schovanec, Gabriel Walton, and Ryan Kromer
Coffee break
Chairperson: Montuori Antonio, Paolo Tarolli
10:45–11:00 |
Mahdi Motagh and Mahmud Haghshenas-Haghighi
11:00–11:15 |
Anna Barra, Oriol Monserrat, Daniele Giordan, Lorenzo Solari, Maritina Cignetti, Michele Crosetto, Silvia Bianchini, Filippo Catani, and Davide Bertolo
11:15–11:30 |
Investigating land subsidence characteristics in Lanzhou New District, China using time series InSAR and assessment of driving mechanisms
Guan Chen, Yi Zhang, Tianjun Qi, Xiaojun Su, Yinyin Xu, Dongxia Yue, and Xingmin Meng
11:30–11:45 |
Tom Robinson, Nicholas Rosser, and Richard Walters
11:45–12:00 |
Yves Bühler and Elisabeth Hafner
12:00–12:15 |
Ivana Zinno, Manuela Bonano, Sabatino Buonanno, Francesco Casu, Claudio De Luca, Michele Manunta, Mariarosaria Manzo, Giovanni Onorato, and Riccardo Lanari
12:15–12:30 |
| Highlight
Aram Fathian, Simone Atzori, Hamid Nazari, Klaus Reicherter, Stefano Salvi, Mohammad Tatar, Cristiano Tolomei, and Farzam Yamini Fard
Lunch break
Chairperson: Michelle Parks, Montuori Antonio
14:00–14:15 |
Francisco Delgado, Michael Poland, Juliet Biggs, Susanna Ebmeier, Eugenio Sansosti, Paul Lundgren, Christelle Wauthier, Scott Henderson, Matthew Pritchard, Falk Amelung, and Simona Zoffoli
14:30–14:45 |
Mihai Ciprian Margarint, Mihai Niculita, and Paolo Tarolli
14:45–15:00 |
Vincent Drouin, Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Michelle Parks, Kristín Vogfjörð, Siqi Li, Benedikt G. Ófeigsson, and Andy Hooper
15:00–15:15 |
Nishtha Saha and Sumana Gupta
15:15–15:30 |
Modelling the effects of Lake Victoria Level rise for Kisumu and Kampala Cities
Benson Mbani, Mercy W. Mwaniki, and Felix N. Mutua