Q&A: More Than Just the 'Map Guy' — Advancing Geospatial Knowledge in Vanuatu
As a geospatial scientist supporting emergency response in Vanuatu, Ian Huri has become more than just "the map guy" due to the combined crises of Tropical Cyclone Harold and concerns of a coronavirus outbreak. As part of the technical backstopping provided by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's Operational Satellite Applications Programme, or UNITAR-UNOSAT, he assists the country's National Emergency Operations Centre — managed by the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office — to help key stakeholders in government understand how spatial science and technology can improve policy decisions and response.
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