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Academia, Emergency Management, and the Role of Geospatial Technologies. FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 8, 2011. Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+ Director, Professional Education and Outreach The Polis Center Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

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academia emergency management and the role of geospatial technologies

Academia, Emergency Management, and the Role of Geospatial Technologies

FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 8, 2011

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director, Professional Education and OutreachThe Polis Center

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

1200 Waterway Boulevard, Suite 100

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

317.371.4479 PH

317.278.1830 Fax

[email protected]

service learning opportunities
Service Learning Opportunities
  • Create collaborations between higher education and other sectors
  • Source of funding for universities
  • Internships
  • Publications
the polis center
The Polis Center
  • Applied research center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Formed in 1989
  • Over 300 projects
  • Strong collaborative emphasis with academia, private sector, and public sector entities
  • Multiple opportunities for internships
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The value of collaborationMidwest All Hazard DMA 2000 Mitigation Planning
  • University partners
    • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (The Polis Center)
    • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • Augustana College
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • University of Minnesota – Duluth
  • Multiple private sector partners
pdm projects
PDM Projects
  • Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota
    • All hazard risk assessments either have been or are in the process of being conducted in each state.
indiana pdm
Indiana PDM
  • Detailed plans have been developed for all of the counties
  • Local data collected as part of this effort is the best in existence
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Service Example National 100 Year Flood Study
  • 31 States Completed by University Consortium

Coalition of Universities for Spatial Information Sciences (CUSIS)

Purdue University

Indiana University

Ball State University

University of Southern Indiana

Indiana State University

Vincennes University

intern benefits
Intern Benefits
  • Developed familiarity with a number of GIS applications and modeling tools
  • Applied experience included interaction with local and state government entities
  • Income
hazus review
Hazus Review
  • Software tools and support system designed by FEMA for the purpose of providing communities with the means to identify and reduce risk from natural hazards
  • Program elements include:
    • Hazus-MH
    • User Groups
    • Education Program
    • Other resources
  • Available from FEMA free of charge (requires ArcGIS license)
goals
Goals
  • Maintain searchable database of institutions using and teaching Hazus.
  • Bridge the gap between practical and academic Hazus users.
  • Expand research and service learning opportunities on higher education campuses through networking and resource sharing.
  • HERC members will participate in regional HUGs to meet the goals of the HERC and the HUG.
  • Work in collaboration with other FEMA initiatives.
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