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Remote Sensing
& Geographic Information System (GIS)

for Disaster Management, for Complex
& Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
& Capturing Lesson Learned in
Digital Mapping
to Generate a Perspective
for Thailand's Tham Luang Cave

Search and Rescue Operation

Conference 2019

24 & 25 January 2019* Bangkok, Thailand***

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (24 January 2019)
08:30 Registratione
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Disaster management and putting global crises on the map using remote sensing and GIS mapping technology
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Remote sensing and GIS-based analysis of cave development

(This session highlights innovation in cave mapping using GIS, which is a revolutionary next step that will bring cave surveys into context with everything else around them. In the blink of an eye we will be able to place cave surveys in the context of a multitude of other spatial information from bedrock geology to surface hydrology, elevation and species observations. All this will trigger discussions around the future of cave surveying, towards preparedness and response in managing search and rescue operations within a cave environment).

11:00 Capturing lesson learned in digital mapping as essential technology to generate a perspective to find the best possible route for Tham Luang Cave’s search and rescue operations

(Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave, being a complex natural structure, has many surface and sub-surface triggering factors, including geotechnical hydrological, environmental, seismic factors, including different challenges of flooded passages, the low visibility, the tight squeezes, as well as challenging underwater condition. As such, this session highlights success story and lessons learned in creating high-resolution mapping and elevation models of the cave to provide rescuers a perspective they did not have before. The rescuers are able to know what the terrain looks like, what the elevations are and what the best drill points are. Furthermore, many parts of the cave are difficult to access or unknown. All this is geared towards understanding the importance of digital mapping as essential technology to create a three-dimensional image of the interior of the cave, as well as to map disaster area and create detailed map of the cave network to generate a perspective in hopes of finding the best possible rescue route, reinforces the value of remote sensing and GIS contribution to accomplish this high-stakes mission to rescue 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach out of Thailand’s flooded Tham Luang Cave).

11:45 Participatory GIS to response climate exacerbated disasters
12:30 Lunch
14:00 GIS mapping technology for better respond to humanitarian crises by planning risk reduction and disaster response activities before disaster strikes
14:45 Effective response to earthquake disaster through GIS mapping technology - how Nepal's earthquake was mapped in 48 hours

(The aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11.56 am on 25 April 2015 was chaotic. The quake struck at a depth of 9.3 miles, and combined with the tremors and aftershocks that followed has killed at least 5,000 people, with hundreds of thousands left homeless without basic medical care, supplies, food, or water. Mapping the most devastated areas was critical. By using before-and-after satellite imagery overlaid with population density layers, the districts most affected by the quake could be quickly identified and aid was dispatched to areas in greatest need).

15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 GIS technology as an exceptional tool for tracking diseases, identifying high-risk populations as well as disaster preparedness and response

(Since GIS technology allows various types of data to be simultaneously applied to specific geographic locations, it is also an exceptional tool for tracking diseases, identifying high-risk populations, managing medical supply stocks, determining patient proximity to testing facilities, and the availability of hospital beds. Integrated GIS spatial analyst tools aid in providing early-warning systems with vital information that public health officials need to make effective decisions in preparedness programs at the local, national and international level).

16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (25 January 2019)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Delivering advanced GIS solutions for complex and large-scale infrastructure projects
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Predicting natural disasters impact through GIS mapping technology
11:00 Mapping of marine ecosystems in response to understanding climate change impacts

(This session provides an update on the creation of a new map of ecological partitioning of the global ocean, in response to the need for a high resolution, standardized, and data-derived map of global ecosystems for use in analyses of climate change impacts, assessments of economic and non-economic value of ecosystem goods and services, biodiversity conservation planning, and natural resource management).

11:45 Making sense on remote sensing and GIS to effectively leverage and manage geospatial data into usable, updatable intelligence across all types of industries and applications
12:30 Lunch
14:00 How LiDAR is being used to help with natural disaster mapping and management
14:45 Reviewing remote sensing in emergency mapping applications supporting the crisis response phase, including natural disasters as well as humanitarian crisis
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Rapid mapping of damage extent after a disaster
16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Making sense of remote sensing and GIS to effectively leverage and manage geospatial data into usable, updatable intelligence across all types of industries and applications, towards locating resources and making decisions in a number of disaster and climatic changes, including remote sensing and GIS-based analysis of cave development, as well as designs and delivers advanced GIS solutions for complex and large-scale infrastructure projects


World Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) for Disaster Management, for Complex & Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects & Capturing Lesson Learned in Digital Mapping to Generate a Perspective for Thailand's Tham Luang Cave Search and Rescue Operations Conference 2019, provides a timely platform to create greater awareness on remote sensing for disaster resilience application, bringing integrated collaborative GIS tools to meet global challenges, including disaster and crises preparedness and response.

Discussion will also highlight remote sensing and GIS-based analysis of cave development, as well as understanding diverse needs for assessment of environmental changes, with ample time set aside to review the prospects of the creation of a new map of ecological partitioning of the global ocean for climate change impacts assessment.

In addition, delegates will be able to review best practices in designs and advances in GIS solutions for complex and large-scale infrastructure projects that will provide proactive analysis to identify and resolve hidden problems and contribute towards meeting key challenges of completing infrastructure projects within budget and timeline.