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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Thursday, September 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Applications of Geospatial Technologies in Disaster Management

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GIS has proven to be a valuable tool in disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. This session utilizes the use of technologies within the cycle for disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery. Learn how these procedures can inevitably save lives and property. 

Moderator: Quinell Francis B.TECH., M.R.I.C.S., Compu-CAD Training & Services Limited, Bermuda

  • Geospatial Technologies for Damage and Loss Assessment of Natural Disasters
    Melanie Harris, Teaching Assistant, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
  • An Evaluation of the Estimated Impact due to Seismic Activity in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica
    Sheree Cameron, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Soil Friction Angle as an Instability Factor in Landslide Susceptibility Modelling
    Ronald Roopnarine, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

Moderators
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Quinell Francis

Director / Land Surveyor, Compu-CAD Training & Services

Speakers
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Sheree Cameron

Geoinformatics Specialist, GeoTechVision
Sheree Cameron graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a BSc. In Surveying and Geographic Information Sciences. She has been the Geoinformatics Specialist at GeoTechVision since 2014, where her area of specialty is to explore the application of Geospatial technologies to provide location information for actionable intelligence to a variety of sectors across the Caribbean. Sheree also trains professional groups to use these... Read More →
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Melanie Harris

Teaching Assistant, University of the West Indies
Ms. Harris is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.  She holds a BSc. in Geography and Geology from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and a MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation- (GeoHazards)  from the University of Twente (ITC), the Netherlands. Her current research focuses on Disaster Risk Management... Read More →
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Ronald Roopnarine, BSc, Ph.D

Part Time Lecturer, The University of the West Indies
Slope Stability and Soil Strength | Soil Suction | Disaster Preparedness and Management


Thursday September 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
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