With the recent formation of the Insurance Development Forum the gap between insurance and disaster risk reduction is shrinking.
The insurance industry is starting to take advantage of disruptive technologies and the ubiquity of satellite derived data and products, which have been used within disaster risk reduction and risk management circles for some time.
This free breakfast briefing will focus on recent catastrophic events and use of the latest remote sensing and satellite technologies for disaster risk reduction and the insurance sector.
Confirmed speakers, amongst others:
- Prof. Stephan Briggs, ESA – Free data from the Sentinel satellites: Risk management applications.
- Dr Colm Jordan, British Geological Survey – Remote sensing to manage geohazard risks.
- Grant Day, Satellite Applications South Coast Centre of Excellence – Space technologies and marine risk management.
- John Bevington, ImageCat – Uses of remote sensing in CAT modelling.
- Dr Richard Teeuw, Portsmouth University – Free satellite imagery and Open Source geoinformatics for disaster risk reduction.
- Naomi Morris, MapAction – Space technologies for disaster response and humanitarian relief.
- Chris Ewing, Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting – What natural disaster loss trends tell us about the future.
- Dr Tina Thomson, MS Amlin – Remote Sensing for event response and risk optimisation