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Activities Recomended for 2016

The 6thInternational Conference on Cartography and GIS, Seminarwith EU Cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management. Bulgaria, Albena, June 13-17, 2016.Conference website:

InterExpo-Geo Siberia 2016: Workshop on Crises/Disaster Management. Russia, Novosibirsk, April 20-22, 2016

Activities Recomended for 2015

International Symposium on Earth Observation for Maritime Silk Road (EMSR). China, Sanya, Hainan, 25 to 27 November 2015. Organized together by CAS – RADI and Sanya Municipal People's Government. Symposium

1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography, Austria, Vienna, 10–12 November

The 10th International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management. September 28-October 2. France, Montpellier (La Grande Motte)

The International Seminar on Geo-information Technology of Central Asia. Organized by Society for Surveying and Mapping of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Engineers Research Center of Central Asia Geoinformation Development and Utilization of National Administration for Surveying and Mapping and Geoinformation. September 28-30, 2015 , Urumchi City, China. Registration contact:

The European Congress on Disaster Management. 28th and 29th September 2015. Berlin, Germany.

August 2015

Commission's web pages were launched.

ICC 2015

The 27th International Cartographic Conference and the 16th General Assembly of ICA will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-28 August 2015.
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For a number of years the ICA has developed a focus on Early Warning and Crisis/Disaster/Risk management. Contemporary Chair of the Working Group, Prof. Milan Konečný, first elaborated on the need for cartography and GIScience to be actively involved in this area at the Second International Conference on Early Warning (EWC II) in 2003. ICA was between the first members of JBGIS who started to deal with the problem. The topic of Early Warning and Crisis Management was also incorporated into the 2005 Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the ICA. At the 13th ICA General Assembly, held in 2005 in conjunction with the ICC in La Coruna, was agreed to establish a Working Group on Early Warning and Crisis Management, which has been upgraded on Commission in 2007 at ICC in Moscow.

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Milan Konecny

Chair: Milan KONECNY
Department of Geography
Masaryk University
Kotlarska 2
611 37 Brno
Czech Republic
phone: +420 5 4949 5135
fax: +420 4949 1061

Christophe Lienert

Vice-chair: LIU Jiping
Vice President of Chinese Academy
of Surveying and Mapping
28 Lianhuachi West Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100830
phone: +86 13801051915

Li Jing

Vice-chair: Cristophe LIENERT
Canton of Aargau
Dept. Construction, Traffic & Environment
Entfelderstrasse 22
CH-5001 Aarau
phone: +41 62 8353487
fax: +41 62 8353459

Executive Committee Liaison: LIU Yaolin

Commision Members