Message from the Director
Strategic Risk Meeting:
Role of Data and Visual Analytics
On November 20th and 21st, VACCINE will host the National Strategic Maritime Risk Alliance Meeting with our United States Coast Guard (USCG) partners. Vice Admiral Robert Parker, Commander Atlantic Area, USCG, and Assistant Secretary Alan Cohn, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Strategy, Planning, Analysis, and Risk are our keynote speakers joined by Rear Admirals Kevin Cook and Peter Brown as invited speakers. We have strong representation from many federal, state, and international agencies participating on panels where they will discuss risk and risk-based decision making. The event will include invited presentations, panel discussions, and a technology showcase of decision-making tools with hands-on demonstrations of state-of-the-art technologies from several DHS Centers of Excellence. This meeting is the follow-on to the Maritime Risk Symposium held last year at the CREATE Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California.
A key theme of the meeting is the role of data in planning, detection, response, and decision making while focusing on visualization and analytics in our current “Big Data” age to enable efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and security. The panel topics for the workshop include the following:
- Big Data, Visualization, and Risk Based Decision Making
- Climate Change, Natural Disasters, and the Maritime Environment
- Multiagency Cooperation in Maritime Security and Safety
- The Changing Arctic: Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies
- A Risk Assessment Framework for Inland Waterways
- Port Resilience
If you are interested in joining us for this exciting meeting to discuss strategies and opportunities in this domain, please contact us directly or visit our event website.
This event will also be a great opportunity for you to meet our new staff members, Ms. Heather Connell and Ms. Toyinda Wilson-Long who are introduced below.
Looking forward to seeing you on November 20th and 21st!