Strategies and Implications for Integrating GeoSpatial Technologies in Emergency Management Education Programs – New Directions and Possibilities National Emergency Management Institute Higher Education ConferenceJune 8, 2010 Kevin Mickey, GISPDirector Professional Education , The Polis Center, IUPUIAdjunct Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University1200 Waterway Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN firstname.lastname@example.org
Poll • How many emergency management practitioners (non-academic) are in the audience? • How many of you engage students and/or faculty in helping you support your emergency management needs and goals? • How many faculty are in the audience? • How many of you currently encourage your students to support emergency management practitioners as part of your classes?
Academia and Emergency Management • The emergency management community is increasingly seeking support for a variety of services • Identified needs • Experts who are familiar with the latest advances in technology and science and can successfully apply that experience in the field • Experts who are capable of working in a collaborative environment and who can successfully engage a variety of stakeholders • Organizations with the capacity to support projects on a variety of scales • Tool (GIS and others) experts
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
The Polis Center • Polis engages in a diverse range of projects but has particular expertise in applications of geospatial technology in emergency management. • Examples • Expertise in use and application of HAZUS-MH and other hazard modeling tools • Development of dozens of mitigation plans • Workshops conducted in nearly every state
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 • Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota • All hazard risk assessments either have been or are in the process of being conducted in each state.
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
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 • Developed familiarity with a number of GIS applications and modeling tools • Applied experience included interaction with local and state government entities • Income
Research Example Indiana Risk Assessment Model (RAM) • Indiana Risk Assessment Model (RAM)
Research ExampleService Oriented Architecture for the Indiana Flood GRID Collaborative Team of Agencies State Federal Regional
Research ExampleService Oriented Architecture for the Indiana Flood GRID Parcel & HAZUS Data Service (Polis) CGNS Data Property Assessment Data Model Calibration (USGS Water Scientists) Loss Estimate Reports Flood Depth Grid Data Water Flow Data Flood Map Loss Calculation Process (Polis) Demographics FastMech Process (IU Big Red) SAVI (Polis) Parcel Map Real-Time Water Flow Gauge Data (USGS) Maps Parcel Boundaries (Marion County) Distributed Processes and Asynchronous I/O
Research Opportunities • Improvements in hazard loss estimation science • Identification of effective methods of risk communication (i.e. Risk MAP) • Creating new ways to effectively distribute data to current and new audiences • Others???