Urban observatory science: Leveraging geospatial data and real-world experimentation for sustainability

I recently delivered a virtual keynote address to the Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS) annual meeting – the main GIS conference in China. Originally scheduled to take place in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, it was switched to an online only conference due to the COVID pandemic; the keynote was pre-recorded.

 

Virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice

The Mapping Science Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine is hosting a virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice on May 21st, 2021. This workshop will explore how geospatial data and techniques can be used to analyze and mitigate geographic sorting of social groups within communities and differential exposure to toxins and risks in built and natural environments.  It is free and open to the public.

We have a great line up of speakers!  Please join the discussion.  More information and registration: https://mscspring2021.splashthat.com/

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, US National Academies

I am honored and pleased to be appointed to the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR) at the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The BESR oversees a wide range of Earth science issues, including research, the environment, natural hazards, resources, geographic science and geospatial information, and data and education. It also provides guidance on U.S. participation in international Earth science programs.

I am looking forward to some very stimulating conversations and activities.

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