DOINews: All DOI Employees: PPA Seminar - Geospatial Lessons Learned from Disasters

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Interior's Office of Policy Analysis Seminar

Hurricanes, Floods, Fires and other Disasters:

Geospatial Lessons from the Front Lines

Speaker: Stephen Swazee, SharedGeo Executive Director

Topic: Geospatial Lessons Learned from Disasters

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (eastern)

Place: Rachel Carson Room Basement Cafeteria of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240


Photos of disasters: flood, fire, bridge failure, oil spill

Please join the Interior's Office of Policy Analysis on Monday, October 6 for its monthly speaker series, which will discuss the importance of geospatial collaboration across the public-private enterprise, highlighting disaster preparedness and response. Steve Swazee leads the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office's Emergency Preparedness Committee and SharedGeo, whose mission is to “help government, nonprofit, education, and corporate entities use mapping technologies and share geographic data for the public good.” Steve will offer lessons learned from responses to Hurricane Katrina, Interstate 35 bridge collapse, Gulf Oil Spill, forest fires and other disasters. He will also provide insights about how geospatial collaboration and analysis can be applied to a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from tracking disease to climate change. Join us to learn how the Geospatial Revolution can be leveraged to support your operational mission.

To Livestream this event, please join 5-10 minutes early to avoid technical difficulties. Login is required to ask questions. Please click “join” or “login to chat” and follow instructions. Closed captioning will be available. The recorded event will be posted to the Office of Policy Analysis website:

For Interior Department Registrants Only: This seminar meets one hour of Executive Education training. If you are participating in this seminar to meet this training requirement, please register through DOI Learn prior to the start of the event, using your DOI Learn username and password. Direct link to registration (login required):

Please return to DOI Learn to certify that you have completed the course.

For additional information about this event, please contact Tamera Bassford at

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