Keynote speakers

W3SchoolsSusan L. Cutter

Carolina Distinguished Professor and Director Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute University of South Carolina

Dr. Susan L. Cutter is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina where she directs the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. Her primary research interests are in the area of disaster vulnerability/resilience science—what makes people and the places where they live vulnerable to extreme events and how vulnerability and resilience are measured, monitored, and assessed. She has provided expert testimony to Congress on hazards and vulnerability and was a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers IPET team evaluating the social impacts of the New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection System in response to Hurricane Katrina.

W3SchoolsOrhan Altan

Istanbul Technical University Department of Geomatics, Istanbul – Turkey

His main working areas are Digital and Architectural Photogrammetry, Spatial Information Systems and Deformation Measurements, Disaster and Risk Management. He is member of the UN expert group of the ad-hoc Committee of the UN Entity, SPIDER (Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergence Response) and chair of the JB GIS (Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies) ad hoc Committee on Risk and Disaster Management. He was the President of the ISPRS between the period 2008-2012, and the First Vice president between 2012-2016.