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Acutely Ethical: Principles and Guidelines on the Use of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations

1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Acutely Ethical: Principles and Guidelines on the Use of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations

You are cordially invited to attend “Acutely Ethical: Principles and Guidelines on the Use of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations,” a meeting dedicated to addressing the responsible use of geospatial data in response to human rights and humanitarian needs in crises. The meeting will include speakers on ethical principles related to geodata from across academia, government, and the non-profit sector.


Topics Include:

  • How to take advantage of geospatial data in the dynamic environment of a crisis situation while avoiding harm to vulnerable populations;
  • Effective methods of collaboration and consultation with local partners when engaging in data-driven research;
  • Ways responders can help ensure that crisis response operations serve a well-defined purpose and that its actions are goal-oriented; and
  • The impact of data sharing in crisis situations, including both benefits and risks, and how to evaluate these in a manner that benefits the response effort.

Join us on March 20, 2019, at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at 1200 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C.


This event is part of the NSF-funded grant, "Developing Ethical Guidelines and Best Practices for the Use of Volunteered Geographic Information and Remotely Sensed Imagery in Crisis Situations" (NSF Award No. 1560948).


Please contact the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program with Questions.
 

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Jonathan Drake

Senior Program Associate