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Building Software Solutions for Climate Change: Closing the communication gap between citizens and trusted authorities before, during, or after a disaster with Nicholas Kellett, Founder and CEO of Deploy Software Solutions, Inc.

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10:45 AM, Wednesday 2 Mar 2022 EST (30 minutes)
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At a time of rising climate change impacts, there is a vital and growing need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. But there is a critical communication gap between authorities and citizens.

Drawing on the ongoing results of our massive multi-year climate change research and development project, and with assistance from hundreds of students, citizens, academics, NGOs, government officials, and industry partners, Deploy Solutions has identified the top perceived climate change-related communication problems. We have explored numerous ways software can help overcome these key barriers to trust and misinformation and offer practical and life-saving advice to protect citizens and society. 

We are building a prototype to show how authorities could communicate with the general public and citizen scientists before, during, or after a flood. Our "space app" demonstrates specific and practical ways satellite imagery, AI,  web portals, citizen science, geospatial data analysis and reporting tools, cloud-hosted infrastructure, and other features can be combined in a working software solution.

We will cover our key findings and briefly demonstrate our prototype progress (attend our deep dive session to see even more!). 

Learn and be inspired by the practical ways software can help our citizens and communities weather climate change impacts and natural disasters!

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