Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Pierce County at Visual Analytics Meeting

Mark Goodwin, the Director of Public/Private Programs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories passed on the following information.

The PNNL National Visualization and Analytics Centers Spring 2007 VAC meeting will be held Tuesday, May 15 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

The meeting’s topic is Visual Analytics for Regional Preparedness, Security, Response, and Health. They will look at how visual analytic tools and techniques can be used to help deal with the complex problems associated with the huge quantities of multisource, multimedia data housed at regional centers. They will also present information on the plans and progress being made both regionally and nationally toward this issue.

Whew, look at all those capitalized words.

I checked out the docket for the meeting and it has some local interest. Speakers Steven Bailey and Jody Woodcock, both of the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, will be participating in the End User Q&A.

Steve is the Director of the Department of Emergency Management, and manages five divisions of Pierce County Government. This includes the Division of Emergency Management responsible for all county disaster and major public safety incident response planning, preparedness, mitigation, and response activities.

Jody is the Mitigation, Preparedness and Recovery program manager for the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and serves as the department’s media spokesperson.

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