Brazil-UK Workshop: Leveraging Crowdsourced and Sensor Data to Support Decision-Making towards Urban Resilience

On Oct 5th-7th, 2016, members of different institutions such as British Geological Survey (BGS), University of Warwick, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), among others, have gathered for discussing the usefulness of crowdsourced and sensor data in the support of decision-making in urban resilience. The workshop was held at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the UK, and is part of a research project that aims at establishing an interdisciplinary network that involves academic, and governmental organizations in Brazil and UK.

DSC_0167During the workshop, members of AGORA Research Group have presented their research projects. Camilo Restrepo-Estrada and Sidgley Andrade presented their research work, which is entitled “Mining spatiotemporal patterns in Twitter towards the detection of heavy rainfall events“. The feedbacks that were raised from the discussions definitely were useful for improving their work, as well as for supporting in the future directions. Furthermore, Flávio Horita discussed the last result of his PhD project in a talk entitled “Integrating emerging big data sources into decision-making: a model-based framework applied to disaster monitoring and early-warning in Brazil“.

Overall, the workshop was a great opportunity for all the participants presenting and discussing their ideas, as well as identifying potential collaborations for future works!

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