OCG urges participation for new Disaster Pilot

January 26, 2023  - By
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for participants in Disaster Pilot 2023, which aims to reduce disaster preparation time and accelerate transforming data into decisions. All responses are due by Feb. 17.

Disaster Pilot 2023 aims to enable key decision makers and responders to discover, manage, access, share and exploit location-based information to support disaster preparedness and response. The focus of this year’s pilot is to update the OCG Disaster Readiness Guides on flooding and landslides to include information on wildfires and droughts.

The pilot provides the opportunity for participants to collaborate with a range of disaster stakeholders, including Earth observation data providers, relief organizations and field responders. The goal of the pilot is to help shape the future of disaster management systems through user-centric interoperability arrangements, identification of critical data sharing challenges, and the delivery of cloud computing scale and agility to field personnel and relief organizations.

The Disaster Pilot 2023 is being conducted under OGC’s Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program.

A Q&A session is available on Feb. 1 for interested participants. For more information, visit the Disaster Pilot 2023 page.

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About the Author: Maddie Saines

Maddie was a managing editor at GPS World.