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Jack Dangermond Invites Discussion on Climate Change Adaptation

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Monday, December 5th 2011
| Redlands,CA


Spatial Roundtable Conversation Coincides with COP17 in Durban, South Africa

Esri president Jack Dangermond opened a discussion, known as the Spatial Roundtable, about the value of geographic information system (GIS) technology and GeoDesign in responding to the effects of climate change. The conversation runs concurrently with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. Esri's hosted Spatial Roundtable provides an engaging online venue for environmental professionals who wish to weigh in on their visions for geospatial technologies' role in addressing the challenges of climate change adaptation.

      "GeoDesign is a framework for understanding the complex relationships between human-designed settlements and the changing environment," said Dangermond. "I invite environmental professionals who use GIS in their work to visit the Spatial Roundtable to discuss how organizations and businesses should use this technology to respond to climate change."

      Dangermond began the climate change adaptation conversation by asking, "How can GeoDesign best be applied to climate adaptation in the next 15 years?" A number of thought leaders have already joined the conversation.

 

  • Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen, scientist and cofounder of eLEAF
  • Dr. Elena Bennett from McGill University
  • Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh, environmental researcher and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Andrea Feunekes, founding partner and co-CEO of Remsoft, Inc.

What do you think? Visit www.spatialroundtable.com and join the conversation. The climate change topic discussion will be active through January 31, 2012, and will remain accessible for review in the Spatial Roundtable archive through 2013.

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