The event brought together scientists, engineers and practitioners from across academia, industry, and non-government organisations to discuss, share and promote current research and recent developments across all aspects of engineering in disciplines such as Civil, Environmental, Hydrological, Geological, Social, Political Sciences, Earth Observation Satellite or Remote Sensing Technologies. The workshop was held in English, and focused on three specific themes related to forecasting, decision making and response to natural disasters:
I) natural hazards from floods and seismic activity to landslides;
II) Remote Sensing (Satellite) for monitoring and prediction of natural disasters; and,
III) Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRRR).
Theme I dealt with natural hazards with a particular focus on flooding from seasonal glacial ice melt and seismic distortions resulting in landslides, with field work tracking and sensors applications, data collection and modelling.
Theme II dealt with remote sensing for real-time monitoring and prediction analysis, applications of the different international satellite data, including EU and Kazakhstan KazEOSat-1 and -2. Satellite data processing, data collection, modelling and visualization with web GIS tools application were also discussed.
Theme III dealt with Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRRR) and response. Public emergency preparedness researchers, emergency agency cooperation with scientists, multidisciplinary social-political science and engineering science cooperation experts related to DRRR were discussed.