Saturday, August 9, 2014

AAAS: Using Geospatial Technologies to Support Human Rights Research and Documentation

When: Friday, September 5, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Where: 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Human rights organizations are increasingly using scientific evidence-gathering techniques to support and strengthen their work. In this workshop, experts in remote sensing and geographic technologies from the AAAS Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project will present the opportunities provided by these technologies (e.g., remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and GPS), and how they may be used in human rights research and documentation efforts. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of the technologies, how they can affordably incorporate them into their own work, ways the technologies have been used and may be exploited in the future, as well as competencies that will enable them to identify misuse of the technology.

This event is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project and On-call Scientists Project. Please register for in-person attendance or to watch the live-stream of the event no later than 3 September 2014.

For questions about the use of geospatial technologies for human rights, contact Susan Wolfinbarger at For questions related to this event, contact Theresa Harris at


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