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Second International Workshop on Remote Sensing for Post-Disaster Response

October 7-8, 2004 | Newport Beach, CA

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Researchers from the US, Japan and Europe attended the workshop in Newport Beach, California

The Second International Workshop on the Use of Remote Sensing for Post-disaster Response was held October 7-8, 2004 in Newport Beach, California. The workshop was sponsored by MCEER, ImageCat, Inc., the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the University of California at Irvine (UCI).

Professor Masanobu Shinozuka, UCI Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCI and Marjorie Greene, EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program Manager opened the workshop. During the keynote address, Professor Shinozuka shared a wealth of experience in the use of advanced technology for emergency management, discussing "The Emerging Role of Remote Sensing in Post-disaster Response." In the following sessions, which were chaired by Dr. Beverley Adams, Remote Sensing Technical Director at ImageCat, researchers from the US, Japan and Europe presented papers addressing the use of satellite and airborne imagery for post-earthquake and multi-hazard damage assessment and building inventory development. Lively discussion sessions rounded off each day, exploring the development of a standardized remote sensing-based earthquake damage scale, and the integration of remote sensing data within multi-hazard loss estimation.

This workshop marked the formal establishment of an EERI Subcommittee on Remote Sensing, which will be chaired by Ron Eguchi of ImageCat, Inc.