Decrypting Risk, Resilience, Social Vulnerability Data & Indices

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On November 17th, 2020, NAPSG Foundation hosted the virtual PrepTech Talk titled “Decrypting Risk, Resilience, Social Vulnerability Data & Indices.” In this training, participants learned about various risk, resilience, and social vulnerability indices that are available today to assist in choosing the right data for the right product.

Seminar Objectives

Understanding a community’s risk, resilience, and vulnerability are vital pieces to effective disaster management and resource planning. Since there are various indices currently available today that aim to quantify a different subset of specific real-world factors, it is often unclear which index is best suited to answer specific questions and provide relevant solutions.

  • Learn about some of the social indices that are available today to help in various disaster management and resource planning activities.
  • Hear from data stewards on the development of indices and gain insights on using this information in real-world situations.
  • Gain access to a new online tool that aims to assist the emergency management/public safety community and their geospatial staff in quickly understanding what indices are available, the data and methodologies behind them, and their suitability for use in risk assessment, planning, and other preparedness use cases.
  • Learn about the URISA Community Resilience Task Force and the resources they have been developing to support the expanding role of GIS in supporting community resilience.
  • Dr. Shane Hubbard, Space Science and Engineering Center, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Danielle Sharpe, MSc., Geospatial Epidemiologist, Coordinator of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index – Contractor at Perspecta
  • Benjamin C. Rance, Management & Program Analyst – Technical Assistance Branch, National Integration Center | National Preparedness Directorate
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Have you used any of these 5 indices? Share your feedback!