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Using big data to understand human populations and hazard vulnerability
Using big data to understand human populations and hazard vulnerability

Mon, 26 Feb

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Exeter College

Using big data to understand human populations and hazard vulnerability

Geographers are able to uniquely combine the use of big data and their understanding of the world’s processes to tackle some of the most pressing societal issues. Understanding physical processes and the human responses to them are key for tackling the challenges that we face.

Time & Location

26 Feb 2024, 12:15 – 13:30

Exeter College, Hele Rd, Exeter EX4 4JS, UK

About the Event

Geographers are able to uniquely combine the use of big data and their understanding of the world’s processes to tackle some of the most pressing societal issues. Understanding physical processes and the human responses to them are key for tackling the challenges that we face. 

This talk will explore how big data is being used to map and represent human populations: where people live, where they work how they commute, what characteristics they have. It will also provide examples for how these insights feed into disaster management.This talk will be given by Dr Alan Smith of the University of Plymouth.This event is free to attend. Advance booking is not required.This event has been organised by the South West committee.

Venue information

The talk will be held at Exeter College, Hele Road entrance, Exeter EX4 4JS.

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