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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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Thursday, November 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Developing GIS for Responses to Caribbean Emergencies

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The Caribbean continues to be vulnerable to a range of natural disasters. This presentation will review the lessons learnt from the 2017 hurricane season and detail progress in building a GIS community of interest in emergency response and highlight aspirations for the coming years to be better ready to respond when the next storm hits.

  • Developing GIS for Responses to Caribbean Emergencies
    Sudesh Botha, BSc. (Hons) MBA (Dist.), Program Manager Preparedness and Response, Mapaction, Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago
    Desmond Dougall, Managing Director, GISCAD Limited, Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago
  • NERGIST Champions Disaster & Emergency Response
    Simone M. Lloyd, GISP,  Senior GIS Manager & Trainer , National Spatial Data Management Division , Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Kingston, Jamaica

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Renee Babb

GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist, GeoOrbis Consulting Inc.

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Sudesh Botha

Programme Manager Prepardness and Response, MapAction
As one of the premier professionals in his field in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Sudesh Botha has been involved in several key initiatives over the last decade in the field of Geographic and Land Information Systems. Activities have included involvement in all stages of... Read More →
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Desmond Dougall

Managing Director, GISCAD Limited
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Simone M. Lloyd, GISP

Senior GIS Manager & Trainer, National Spatial Data Management Division , Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation

Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AST