EmerGeo Speaking at Red Cross Provincial Emergency Conference

Kingston, Ontario – November 6-9, 2011 – Mr. Mike Morrow, President of EmerGeo Solutions Inc, will host a panel of experts to present a joint abstract titled “Lessons from the 2011 Red River Floods & Exercise Central Gateway 1″. The presentations will reveal how technology and work-flow need to work together to ensure effective communication and true interoperability during disasters. Speakers from the Province of Manitoba and University of Windsor will review recommendations from the 2011 Exercise Central Gateway 1 US-Canada Cross Border Exercise and discuss developing an inter-agency approach to geo-spatial-based situational awareness for emergencies like the 2011 Manitoba Flood event. Topics covered will include key areas for improvement including the need for standardized plans & procedures, identifying information needs and data sharing agreements early, processes for creating map data products, and issues around storing and distributing information among stakeholders.

The purpose of this annual conference is to present emerging trends in emergency management and integrated approaches in disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery.

Conference sessions will assist with:
• Developing new strategies & promoting awareness
• Providing information, tools and solution development to common problems
• creating network opportunities
• Sharing of experiences with colleagues in other disaster management disciplines

The conference will have a series of plenary sessions, expert presentations and workshops.

Event Location:
The Ambassador Conference Resort
1550 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario K7M 9E3
Tell: 800-267-7880 or 613-548-3605

More conference information is available at http://www.redcross.ca/ontemconference/.

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