Preptalks Discussion Guide: Who Is at Risk? Rapid Mapping of Potential Hazard Exposure [open pdf - 157KB]
"PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to PrepTalk video presentations and question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions. When used together with the videos, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness. Dr. Chen's PrepTalk outlines the different ways data mapping can be used to help emergency managers identify those at risk before, during, and after a disaster. Dr. Chen is Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a unit of Columbia University's Earth Institute. He manages the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC); part of NASA's network of Earth Science Data Centers."
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