OGC Invites to Participate in a Simulated Exercise at the Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) Across the Americas Summit

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Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 7 September 2017.
Open Date: 
Monday, 7 August 2017 UTC
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 7 September 2017 07:00 UTC
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announce a Call for Participation in a simulated disaster response exercise that will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7th, 2017, during the Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) Across the Americas Summit.

The Call for participation is available below.

Many disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean affect multiple countries which means that sharing of best practices and other information across national boundaries can improve disaster response capabilities in the region. Bringing together the disaster response community, inclusive of data providers and end users, through the simulated exercise, will help identify the best practices, gaps and information needs among all stakeholders and ensure that future work plans are tied to real gaps and needs.

The DDR Across the Americas Summit will provide an important opportunity for enhanced dialogue and planning between representatives of the scientific earth observation (EO) and the DRR community, including stakeholders in preparedness and planning, disaster mitigation, emergency response, and recovery.

The summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from September 3rd to 8th, 2017. More information on the summit is available at this link: https://disasters.nasa.gov/argentina-summit-2017