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  • Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference National Disaster Training Preparedness Center
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


    Date: 06 - 09 Aug 2018
    Country: United States of America
    City/State: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): National Disaster Training Preparedness Center (NDPTC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 06 - 09 Aug 2018 Location: United States of America (Honolulu, Hawaii) Venue: Hawaii Convention Center

Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each year, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans.

This year's conference theme is "Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction," and will take place in Honolulu, Hawai'i on August 6 to 9, 2018, at the Hawai'i Convention Center.

The diverse group of attendees includes heads of state, representatives from business, nonprofits, and environmental groups, and concerned citizens. Topics range from water quality to disaster management and economic sustainability. This diversity and collaborative focus is what makes PRiMO work. People and organizations must work together if communities are to become more resilient. The action plans must be far reaching if Pacific Island natural resources, quality of life, infrastructure, homes, economic framework, and citizen health and safety are to be preserved. This is a tall task that requires inhabitants of the region to work and learn together. PRiMO provides that opportunity.

PRiMO conferences offer at least 25 different sessions, many led by distinguished leaders and innovators. Field trips and preconference training sessions provide opportunities to increase professional skills and gain firsthand knowledge about active hazard-reduction activities. Participants return to their organizations with new skills, information, ideas, contacts, partners, and perspectives. They leave better equipped to find the creative solutions today's coastal hazard challenges require.

Each conference has a community resilience-focused theme. Attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract, for it is through sharing with one another that we all become stronger!

Call for session proposals

PRiMO welcomes all stakeholders working at the intersection of technology and hazard and climate resilience to submit session proposals by April 13, 2018.

The 2018 PRiMO Conference is inviting proposals for the following session types:

  • Full-length session (90 minutes)
  • Individual presentation (10 to 20 minutes)
  • Training (half-day)
  • Academic presentation (10 to 20 minutes)

Potential session topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Special sessions on recent disaster events
  • UAV use and application
  • Social media
  • Crowdsourcing response and recovery
  • Construction and building technologies
  • Storm prediction science
  • "Radical" ideas to confront climate change
  • Big data, dashboards
  • Communications technology and infrastructure
  • Hacking, data security

Click here to submit your session proposal. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2018.

Event website: https://coast.noaa.gov/primo/conference/



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