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Mar 6 & 7 | 2024

Miami, FL

Theater 5

Seminar Theaters are some of the most prominent features of The Natural Disaster Expo. With over 200 seminars expected to be delivered at the event, attendees can discover valuable insights and industry knowledge on what’s been happening in disaster prep, management, and recovery to advance their professional capabilities.

    • Wednesday

      R. Peter Weaver: Speaking in the Theater 5

      11.00 - 11.30

      R. Peter Weaver
      Orbital Sidekick

      Utilizing Satellite-Based Hyperspectral Intelligence for Disaster Preparations and Response

      The smallsat revolution has arrived. Tailored data collection with customized analysis is now available for specific applications, anywhere in the world, more cost effectively than ever before. In this session, an update on the latest developments in the commercial space marketplace, as well as a focus on satellite-based hyperspectral data and analysis are finally beginning to deliver detailed insights on the world around us to the response community and industrial operators alike.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Robert "Bob" Dugan
      Thor Guard, Inc.

      A Look at Fifty Years of Prediction Technology and Weather

      This seminar will look back at fifty years of lighting prediction service to various industries. It will reveal real data involving lightning, severe storm and tornado prediction. The discussion will try and show, with data, the trie differences between detection and prediction.

      Jordan Bess: Speaking in the Theater 5

      12.30 - 13.00

      Jordan Bess
      Tech Maven Geospatial, LLC

      Rapid post event damage assessment dashboards and mapping applications

      Solutions for rapidly deploying a common operating picture map dashboards to coordinate recovery,street and debris clearing, damage assessment operations and post event imagery. Performing rapid analysis of damage We will highlight back-end geospatial stack solutions, mobile mapping field data collection solutions that support ATC-45 Building Structure damage reporting Capturing both orthophoto aerials and obliques post event and rapidly deploying them to web applications. Team collaboration - BFT - Blue Force Tracking and Geofencing strategies. How to operate at the edge or mobile command center or emergency operations center that has no access to to your GIS/IT infrastructure.

      Didi Horn: Speaking in the Theater 5

      13.15 - 13.45

      Didi Horn

      Unleash the Power of Aerial Data for Disaster Prevention

      As the climate changes and the world is faced with more frequent, more destructive natural disasters, we need to take action. We may not be able to stop the next tsunami, hurricane, or avalanche, but with ongoing aerial data collection, analysis, and change detection technology, we can better predict the timing, severity, and potential impact of these disasters. We can take the right actions to reduce the impact natural disasters have on people and the planet.

      Luke Phelps: Speaking in the Theater 5

      14.00 - 14.30

      Luke Phelps
      Vroom Solar, Inc.

      Simplifying Solar for Natural Disaster

      Imagine the response to natural disasters if you could produce your own fuel/power, not reliant on gas stations or utility grids. We believe that simplifying solar for the average person with no solar experience can change the outcome of natural disaster recovery time.

      Tom Adams: Speaking in the Theater 5

      14.45 - 15.15

      Tom Adams
      C-UAS Hub

      Integrating Airspace Awareness (Counter-UAS) into Public Safety Operations

      The skies are becoming crowded. Drones and traditional aircraft are sharing increasingly complex airspace. Both clueless and nefarious drone pilots create safety and security concerns in our communities, including disaster response operations. Current laws and regulations regarding Counter-UAS can be confusing and limit who can use certain technologies. Thankfully, there are steps that can be taken now by localities to begin to build their airspace awareness and security program.

      Daniel Girard: Speaking in the Theater 5

      15.30 - 16.00

      Daniel Girard
      Alternative Power Generation, LLC

      The benefits of a microgrid in the face of a natural disaster

      Using an event as the backdrop, this seminar will address three-parts. 1) How the power grid reacts during outages. 2) How microgrids augment for sustainability and resiliency, prioritizing critical loads. 3) Key components of microgrids including controls, generation sources, and storage.

Please note, content and speakers are subject to change.