“Challenges in Q² methodologies to acquire and integrate data for the assessment of risk, vulnerability and resilience” was the topic of second INQUIMUS workshop. The workshop was successfully held from 28th – 29th of October 2015 at the European Academy of Bolzano.
The meeting gathered more than 25 participants with four high level keynote speakers and a large number of posters representing a large variety of research activities from different thematic backgrounds and presented by Phd students, junior and distinguished senior scientists. The short keynote (or SOTA) talks were followed by in-depth discussions allowing to scrutinise the topics at stake at a level of detail, which is usually not possible during conferences and workshops.
So called, state-of-the-art talks (SOTA) where provided by a diversity of experts and scientists:
Next to these SOTAs participants presented a range of posters, including case studies of risk and vulnerability assessments or the development of new indices as well as data for scenarios. The poster collection is available online.
Most of the time participants exchanged and developed new ideas, thoughts and insights in a range of interactive session.
Considering the presentations given by the experts, participants discussed about the following questions:
And drawed the following conclusions:
There is a paradigm shift also at international level, in parallel to the „traditional data collection methods“ also participatory assessment are carried out.
Scope of the 2015 workshop
The INQUIMUS workshop in 2015 tackles the issue of integrating data and information that one needs to consider when appraising risk, vulnerability and resilience. The event will bring together scientists and practitioners from various backgrounds representing quantitative and qualitative research and related methodologies.
The thematic focus of the workshop is set on the variety of methodologies to collect and integrate data and information (for example models, statistics, in-situ measurements, remote sensing, network and pattern analyses, historical documents and maps, expert interviews, stakeholder questionnaires or participatory inquiries). We will tackle the different types of integration at different levels, starting with the combination of data (number crunching) at a very early stage of the assessment to an interdisciplinary integration of information and knowledge at the systemic level.
Therefore, we have identified the following key questions for the 2015 workshop:
Against this background, the structure of the workshop in more detail is built around the following topics:
• Marion Borderon (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Austria)
• Stefan Kienberger (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Austria)
• Stefan Schneiderbauer (EURAC - Italy)
• Marc Zebisch (EURAC - Italy)
• Peter Zeil (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Austria)
• Susan Cutter (HVRI, University of South Carolina - USA)
• Melanie Gall (HVRI, University of South Carolina - USA)
• Matthias Garschagen (United Nations University - UNU-EHS)
• Michael Hagenlocher (United Nations University - UNU-EHS)
• Andrea Critto (University Ca' Foscari Venice – Italy)
• Silvia Torresan (University Ca' Foscari Venice – Italy)
For INQUIMUS 2016 SOTA presentations, posters, participant list and documentation please log in here.