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Workshop on Application of Remote Sensing Technologies for Disaster Response

September 12, 2003  |   Beckman Center of the National Academies   |  Irvine, CA

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15 leading experts attended the workshop, which was held at UCI's Beckman Center.

On September 12, 2003, 15 leading experts in the field of remote sensing technologies met to discuss its use in and application for improved disaster response. Topics included:

The format was a mix of presentations by the participants and discussion sessions focused on a particular aspect of remote sensing technologies, such as post-earthquake reconnaissance, and identifying important research needs.

As a result of the workshop, the participants (pdf) agreed to form an Ad Hoc Committee to outline how remote sensing technologies can help in post-earthquake reconnaissance field activities, damage detection for large regions, and quantifying or characterizing exposure or vulnerability of large mega cities or areas (international focus). Read the workshop summary (pdf) and agenda (pdf) for more information.

Hosted by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies, the workshop was sponsored by EERI, MCEER, UCI and the U.S. DOT, Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA). Ron Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc. and M. Shinozuka, UCI, organized the workshop.

Contact Ron Eguchi,, for additional information about the workshop.