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The OGC Disaster Pilot 2021 - Eyes in the Sky to Feet on the Ground with Trevor Taylor, Senior Director, Member Success and Development at OGC

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12:15 PM, Thursday 3 Mar 2022 EST (30 minutes)
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By some estimates, 80% of response time during a disater  is spent procuring and preparing data, leaving  20%  of the time learning from data.  We can do better.  Sponsored by USGS/FGDC, Natural Resource Canada, NASA and supported by CONIDA (Peru) and Amazon Web Services, the goal of the pilot was to develop standards-based services to support rapid decision making through the full life-cycle of disaster management for multiple hazards.


Specific Scenarios included


- Landslide / flooding hazards and pandemic impacts within the Rímac and Piura river basins in Peru 

- Flooding hazards and pandemic impacts within the Red River basin in Manitoba, Canada 

- Integration of Health and EO data and services for pandemic response in Louisiana, United States. 


The purpose of this talk is to provide a brief summary of the pilot.


Trevor Taylor, currently responsible for Services for Asia and the Americas, has over twenty-five years of experience in the international Earth Observation community. With a background in Geography (Carleton University, Canada), Mr. Taylor has worked with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Dipix Technologies, Interra (now InterMap) Technologies and, for the last 15 years, PCI Geomatics, where his last position was Director, Business Development with a focus on Central and South America.

Mr. Taylor has significant global experience in a wide variety of technical, client services, project, business and strategic planning activities. Mr. Taylor was PCI Geomatics’ business contact to OGC for the past decade, representing PCI and OGC interests at the technical, principal, principal plus and strategic levels, particularly in South America, India, China and Western Europe.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of over 527 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards

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