Leadership (2023-2027)

• Co-chair : Prof. Christophe Lienert

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, CH-3003 Berne, Switzerland

Managing director of the Swiss Steering Committee on Intervention in Natural Hazards (LAINAT), Core Member of WMO’s standing committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (SC-DRR) and Member of Swiss Academy of Science, Commission Hydrology. Interest: real-time cartography and GIS for DRR, web-cartography, cartographic web-services and APIs, decision support systems and (carto-graphic) user interfaces.

• Co-chair : Prof. Jie Shen

School of Geography,Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210023, China

Professor in school of geography at Nanjing Normal university, China;Registered expert of ISO/TC 268/SC 1/WG 6(Smart community infrastructures– “Disaster risk reduction”;Member of Surveying and Mapping Teaching Advisory Board, Ministry of Education in China;Vice general secretary of Commission on resource mapping, China society of natural resources.

Interest: cartography for early warning and disaster management, indoor and outdoor navigation map and cartographic generalization, mapping for SDG, narrative map.

• Vice chair : Prof. Milan Konecny

Cartography and Geoinformatics Lab, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

• Vice chair : Prof. Yong Wang

Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, 28 Lianhuachi West Road, Beijing 100830, China

• Commission secretary : Prof. Heng Cai

Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, the U.S.

Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS); Executive Committee Member for the Section on Natural Hazards, American Geophysical Union (AGU); Faculty Fellow, Hazard Risk and Reduction Center, Texas A&M University.

Research interests include Geographic Information Science, Disaster Resilience, Human Dynamics, Social-Spatial Inequalities, Disaster Risk Reduction, Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

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