Presentation on theme: "Academia, Emergency Management, and the Role of Geospatial Technologies FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 8, 2011 Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+ Director,"— Presentation transcript:
Academia, Emergency Management, and the Role of Geospatial Technologies FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 8, 2011 Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+ Director, Professional Education and Outreach The Polis Center Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 1200 Waterway Boulevard, Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana PH Fax
Service Learning Opportunities Create collaborations between higher education and other sectors Source of funding for universities Internships Publications
The Polis Center Applied research center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Formed in 1989 Over 300 projects Strong collaborative emphasis with academia, private sector, and public sector entities Multiple opportunities for internships
The value of collaboration Midwest All Hazard DMA 2000 Mitigation Planning University partners ◦ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (The Polis Center) ◦ Southern Illinois University Carbondale ◦ Augustana College ◦ University of Wisconsin - Madison ◦ University of Minnesota – Duluth Multiple private sector partners
PDM Projects Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota ◦ All hazard risk assessments either have been or are in the process of being conducted in each state.
Indiana PDM Detailed plans have been developed for all of the counties Local data collected as part of this effort is the best in existence
Service Example National 100 Year Flood Study 31 States Completed by University Consortium Coalition of Universities for Spatial Information Sciences (CUSIS) Purdue University Indiana University Ball State University University of Southern Indiana Indiana State University Vincennes University
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Intern Benefits Developed familiarity with a number of GIS applications and modeling tools Applied experience included interaction with local and state government entities Income
Hazus Review Software tools and support system designed by FEMA for the purpose of providing communities with the means to identify and reduce risk from natural hazards Program elements include: ◦ Hazus-MH ◦ User Groups ◦ Education Program ◦ Other resources Available from FEMA free of charge (requires ArcGIS license)
Goals Maintain searchable database of institutions using and teaching Hazus. Bridge the gap between practical and academic Hazus users. Expand research and service learning opportunities on higher education campuses through networking and resource sharing. HERC members will participate in regional HUGs to meet the goals of the HERC and the HUG. Work in collaboration with other FEMA initiatives.