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Welcome to the event site for URISA’s 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference in Trinidad! 
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Start reviewing the comprehensive workshop and training opportunities, the keynote addresses, professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in several focused program tracks:
  • Environmental Applications using Geospatial Technologies
  • Managing How Humans Impact the Community
  • Technological Advances in GIS
  • Governance, Education and the Future of GIS
  • Business Intelligence

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Tuesday, November 19 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Disaster Management and Resilience

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Disasters are a fact of life in the Caribbean and this session will showcase how GIS has been used to facilitate both response and prevention, using portals, workflows and participatory techniques.

  • Integrating GIS & Participatory Mapping for Disaster Prevention at the University of the West Indies
    Gabrielle Thongs, Ph.D., M.Sc. , B.Sc., Assistant Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, Department of Geography, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
    Deston Pope, B.Sc., Student, The University of the West Indies, Department of Geography, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
  • NASA DISASTERS Mapping Portal Demonstration
    Jeremy Kirkendall, GISP, Senior GIS Administrator, NASA DISASTERS Program, Greenbelt, Maryland - United States
  • 19 Years of Preparation for Responding to Emergency Events from a Geospatial Perspective
    Brent Yantis, MLA, GIS and RS University Instructor, Director, NASA/University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regional Application Center Lafayette, Louisiana - United States




Moderators
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Timothy Fella

Global Business Development/Land Administration, Esri
Tim Fella is the Global Business Development Manager for Land Administration at Esri. He comes to ESRI with 14 years of experience with land tenure and land administration issues from across the globe. Just prior to Esri, Mr. Fella led new business development and consulting for the... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr Gabrielle Thongs

Lecturer, Department of Geography, UWI
Dr. Gabrielle Thongs holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Surveying and Land Information as well as a M.Sc. in Planning and Development from UWI, St. Augustine. Her Ph.D. research was focused on assessing multiple hazards and social vulnerabilities in the Caribbean. While furthering her education... Read More →
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Deston Pope

B.Sc. Student, University of the West Indies , St. Augustine Campus
Deston Pope, recently completed his bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental and Natural Resource Management. Passionate about disaster risk management and geographic information systems, Deston aims to further his studies in these fields with the goal of improving local... Read More →
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Jeremy Kirkendall, GISP

Senior GIS Administrator, NASA
Jeremy Kirkendall is the Senior GIS Administrator of the NASA Disasters Program’s Mapping Portal at NASA Headquarters. He is responsible for the curation of the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal which hosts disaster-relevant research, data, and satellite imagery from across NASA as... Read More →
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Brent Yantis, MLA

Director, NASA/Univeristy of Louisiana
I am the Director of the NASA/UL Lafayette Regional Application Center located on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture: Landscape Ecology/GIS and Remote Sensing from Louisiana... Read More →



Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm AST
Diamond/Topaz