ImageCat led a workshop on the Global Economic Disruption Index (GEDI) during the Third Regional Drill (III Simulacro Regional) in Panama City, Panama
28 Jun 2023
Charles K. Huyck and Marina Mendoza of ImageCat led a workshop on the Global Economic Disruption Index (GEDI) during the Third Regional Drill (III Simulacro Regional) organized by CEPREDENAC (the Coordination Center for the Prevention of Disasters in Central America and the Dominican Republic) in Panama City, Panama. The workshop aimed to address the growing interest in applying the Global Economic Disruption Index (GEDI) to tackle the risks associated with economic downturns from disasters in the region and to ensure that the expanded GEDI framework meets the requirements of potential end-users. The GEDI framework was developed by ImageCat with support from the NASA Disasters program and utilizes Earth Observation (EO), catastrophe (CAT) risk models, and economic modeling to predict economic impact. In addition, the NASA Disasters Portal was discussed with a focus on expansion from disaster response to understanding risk and resilience.
For more information about GEDI, contact Charles Huyck at firstname.lastname@example.org