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Talk: "Building Software Solutions for Climate Change: Closing the communication gap between citizens & trusted authorities before, during, or after a disaster," Deploy Solutions's CEO - Nick Kellett

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10:45 AM, Thursday 22 Apr 2021 EDT (30 minutes)
Break   11:15 AM to 11:30 AM (15 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 results of our massive multi-year climate change R&D project, and with assistance from hundreds of students, citizens, academics, NGOs, and government officials, we have identified the top perceived climate change-relatedcommunication 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 currently building a prototype to validate these concepts by exploring how authorities could communicate with the public before, during, or after a flood. Our "space app" demonstrates specific and practical ways satellite imagery, AI, web portals, geospatial data analysis and reporting tools, cloud-hosted infrastructure, and other features can be combined in a working software solution.

This talk will cover our key findings and demonstrate our prototype progress. No technical knowledge is required. Learn and be inspired by the practical ways software can help citizens and society weather climate change impacts and natural disasters!

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