Andrew Steele

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Applying the Lessons Learned from Nepal Earthquake 2015 to Develop a Crisis Management Workflow

Andrew Steele, Senior Product Specialist, Asia-Pacific – DigitalGlobe


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5 Things You Will Learn

  1. Lessons in crisis management learned from Nepal earthquake
  2. Suggestions on how to manage a multi-stakeholder response


  3. Workflows to leverage geospatial information for crisis management
  4. Application of satellite imagery and crowdsourcing in crisis management
  5. DigitalGlobe’s involvement in crisis management

Target Audience

Fire services, police services, defense services, local/federal government crisis management, GIS consultants, Insurance, and Crisis Mapping.

Presentation Overview

The 7.8M earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th revealed disconnects in crisis management involving private, public, domestic, and international stakeholders, resulting in a lack of efficiency to respond and recover quickly.

What are the lessons learned? How can a multi-stakeholder engagement work together to display best practices for crisis response? These are important questions that will be addressed in this lecture, focusing on bridging the gap between the supply and demand of geospatial data.

Specific suggestions on developing a crisis management workflow will be presented, speaking to the major stages including prevention & mitigation, immediate response, and longer term recovery. The lessons learned from the Nepal earthquake and the suggestions for crisis management can also be applied to discuss more relevant emergencies in Australia, specifically for wildfires, floods, and tropical cyclones.

The lecture aims to provide insight into using geospatial information to develop a workflow for ultimately improving efficiency to prepare, respond and recover to various crises.


Andrew Steele joined DigitalGlobe in 2009, and has focused his career on disaster management, geospatial monitoring strategies and business intelligence.

Andrew is a Japanese and Mandarin speaker, and is currently based out of DigitalGlobe’s Singapore office. Andrew has over 10 years of experience conducting geospatial/remote sensing analysis, and currently represents DigitalGlobe’s Product Marketing and Management team for the Asia-Pacific region as a Senior Product Specialist.

He earned his B.A. from Clark University, majoring in Geography with a focus on GIS and remote sensing.

He was also a Lecturer/Trainer at United Nations International Conference on Spacebased Technologies for Disaster Management. Beijing, 2015.