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Webinar: Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations

Join the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program on Monday, June 24 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar about their latest report, “Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations.”

How can researchers and human rights practitioners responsibly use geospatial data when responding to human rights and humanitarian crisis situations? Speakers will explain the utility of the recommended principles and guidelines laid out in the new report and present case studies for the responsible generation, collection, analysis, dissemination and use of location-based data.


Laura Guzmán is the Communications Manager at The Engine Room, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping activists, organizations and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. She leads communications efforts at The Engine Room, managing external communications channels, finding the best ways to distill their research and building knowledge externally and internally.

Alan MacEachren is Professor of Geography and Information Science & Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. There, he directs the GeoVISTA Center, an interdisciplinary geographical information science center. MacEachren’s own research roots are in cartography and spatial cognition. His current research interests cover a wide spectrum of GIScience topics, such as geovisual analytics, geovisualization and exploratory spatial data analysis, geosemantics and geographical information retrieval.

Jessica Wyndham is the Director of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. She also serves as coordinator of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, a network of scientific, engineering, and health associations that recognize the role of science and technology in human rights. Wyndham’s areas of expertise include the intersections of science, technology, human rights and ethics, the social responsibilities of scientists and engineers, and the role of professional scientific, engineering and health societies in the promotion and protection of human rights.

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Joel Ericsen

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