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November 18-20, 2013
Euromediterranean Meeting on Wildfires
Consorcio International University, Pau Costa Foundation, and others
Cost and Deadline: $199, open until filled
This meeting will discuss the safety and effectiveness of current wildfire prevention procedures, learning from past events, and research-practitioner collaboration. Topics include anthropogenic effects on wildfires, forest management, and technological advancements in wildfire prevention in the Mediterranean.
November 19-21, 2013
2013 AHIMTA Conference
All Hazards Incident Management Teams Association
North Charleston, South Carolina
Cost and Registration: $325, open until filled
This conference will explore best practices in incident management, including lessons learned from recent disasters. Topics include interagency disaster response coordination, the Boston Marathon bombing, National Guard resources, emergency mobilization systems, incident response during Hurricane Sandy, writing incident management objectives, and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
November 20-22, 2013
FLASH Annual Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Buena Vista, Florida
Cost and Registration: $265 before September 20, open until filled
This conference will explore best practices and lessons learned in building mitigation techniques. A $20,000 academic competition to find ways to address catastrophic wind events will also be held. Topics include design and construction innovation, stopping the cycle of cascading disasters, mitigation-friendly building codes, and building better homes.
December 2-6, 2013
Eighth Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled
This conference will examine the disaster risk management in the Caribbean and the role comprehensive disaster management plays. Topics include public-private partnerships, insurance, resilient infrastructure, recovery, economic development, and reducing agriculture losses.
December 3-4, 2013
Humanitarian and Military Better Practices Exchange
Cost and Registration: Free, November 22, 2013
This conference will examine reducing the environmental impacts of humanitarian and military efforts while identifying effective methods and policies. Topics include military and humanitarian collaboration in assisting survivors, the role of military in environmental issues, creating action plans to reduce environmental impacts, and reducing nonrenewable resource consumption.
December 3-5, 2013
Eighth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
Wessex Institute of Technology
Cost and Registration: $980, open until filled
This conference will address the many aspects of urban environments that work toward creating a truly sustainable city. Topics include risk assessment and planning, transportation infrastructure, environmental management, cultural heritage, quality of life, urban planning, and waste management.
December 9, 2013
Useful Science Initiative Inaugural Workshop
Useful Science Initiative
Oxford, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This workshop is the first of a five-year strategy and will set the building blocks for future USI workshops and conferences. The goal of the workshop is to help academics in geography and earth sciences publish their research in a way that non-experts and stakeholders can understand and apply. Topics include the role of stakeholders in research, creating a brand, writing for USI, developing useful research projects, and accessibility to non-scientists.
December 9-11, 2013
Ninth International Conference on Geoinformation for Disaster Management
Vietnam Institute of Geography, the Asian Association on Remote Sensing, and others
Cost and Registration: $150 before September 1, open until filled
This conference will focus on earth observation for disaster management. Topics include small satellite programs, landslide monitoring, search and rescue during disasters, flood and drought monitoring, earthquakes and geohazards, coastal and ocean pollution, and desertification.
December 9-13, 2013
Ninth International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM)
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Cost and Registration: $200, open until filled
This conference will focus on the use of geoinformation technology to monitor potential disasters and to aid in disaster prevention and recovery worldwide. Topics include applying GIS to disaster management, flood and drought analysis, disaster search and rescue, landslide monitoring, and the disastrous effects of urbanization.
December 11-12, 2013
Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium
Association of Climate Change Officers
Cost and Registration: $575, open until filled
This symposium will analyze current efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and international security preparedness and resilience to climate change. Topics include greenhouse gas-reduction activities, workforce education, consequences of sea level rise, clean energy development, national security risks, and preparedness-enhancing technology.
December 16-17, 2013
International Conference on Environment and Energy
International Center for Research and Development
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cost and Registration: $450, Open until filled
This conference will discuss environmental sustainability, ecosystem management, wastewater, air pollution, and ecological restoration. Topics include climate change, carbon capture and storage, habitat management, deforestation, groundwater remediation, bioengineering, environmental risk, and resource management.
January 7-10, 2014
International Disaster Conference
International Disaster Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $300, open until filled
This conference will discuss emergency management policy and successful mitigation practices. Perspectives from homeland security, emergency response, disaster recovery, business continuity, and global security will be presented. Topics include disaster preparation, mitigation, recovery, data security, restoration and remediation, and business continuity.
January 16-17, 2014
Northridge Earthquake Symposium
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
Los Angeles, California
Cost and Registration: $50, open until filled
This symposium examines impacts and progress resulting from the Northridge Earthquake and the use of new technology and building standards to create resilient communities. Topics include transportation systems in disaster, resilient building materials, ground motion hazards, earthquake effects on utility infrastructure, and financial, business, and insurance implications.
Feb 2-6, 2014
94th Annual Meeting
American Meteorological Society
Cost and Registration: $575, open until filled
This meeting will explore extreme weather, climate and the built environment with a focus on public awareness, technological advances, and societal implications. Topics include strategies for better communication, adaptation and mitigation, emergency response, public perceptions and behavior, and advances in modeling and observations.
February 8-13, 2014
67th Annual International Meeting
Society for Range Management
Cost: $365, open until filled
This event will focus on drought, water crises, and topics ranging from wildlife to wildfire ecology. Topics include the history of grasslands and drought, managing drought on rangelands, water management technology, Native American rangeland management, grazing ecology, climate variability, and ways that droughts shape society.
International LiDAR Mapping Forum
SPAR Point Group
Cost and Registration: $550 before December 13, 2013
This conference will discuss how advancements in mapping in transport, coastal zones, GIS applications and urban modeling have improved mapping for costumers in a wide range of disciplines and industries. Topics include ocean mapping, cultural heritage documentation, remote sensing data collection, use of laser scanners, extracting information from data to improve disaster response, and the use of maps post disaster to aid in recovery.
February 24-26, 2013
Climate Leadership Conference
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Association of Climate Change Officers, and others
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $525 before December 12, open until filled
This conference will discuss how policy, business, societal, and technological innovations can affect climate change and ways to create a sustainable future through climate mitigation. Topics include understanding water risk and dependency, building resilience against catastrophic storms, climate risk in supply chains, making businesses greener, and carbon emission reduction strategies.
March 19-20, 2014
2014 Aerial Fire Fighting Conference
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Cost and Registration: $1400, open until filled
This conference will examine the impact of budgetary restraints on agriculture, forestry, and firefighting department procedures and infrastructure in relation to recent large-scale wildfires. Topics include investing in future pilots and equipment, navigation technologies, fire suppression, rescue equipment, and emergency response methods.
April 30-May 3, 2014
50th Anniversary Workshop
University of Delaware Disaster Research Center
Cost and Registration: $100, open until filled
This workshop will focus on the ways in which urbanization, the economy, aging infrastructure, and growing populations are creating new challenges in disaster research and management. Topics include climate change, technological failures, new research directives and methodology, integrating findings with policy needs, and basic disaster science research.