GEDI is a NASA, GEO, and GOOGLE-funded modeling framework that characterizes the broad economic impact of disasters, including economic restoration and critical infrastructure recovery time.
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ImageCat is pleased to announce its new framework Global Economic Disruption Index (GEDI) for assessing the economic impacts of climate change and disasters. GEDI is a NASA, GEO, and GOOGLE-funded modeling framework that characterizes the broad economic impact of disasters, including economic restoration and critical infrastructure recovery time. GEDI offers a path to bypass the complexity of traditional modeling technologies and provides a simple index for widespread use.
"The changing climate and a growing appreciation of the social impacts of disasters have caused many to question the way economic impacts are calculated", said Charles Huyck, Executive Vice President at ImageCat. "GEDI provides a unique way to characterize the disruption that follows disasters, with far-reaching applications- from environmental justice to parametric-triggered insurance products".
The framework leverages Earth Observation (EO), Catastrophe (CAT) models, and economic modeling to address a wide range of applications, including supplementing disaster advisories, Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), community resilience assessment, prioritizing infrastructure projects, and compliance with recent executive initiatives, orders, and regulations addressing social justice and climate change (such as Justice40, SEC Proposal 33-11042 and Ex Order 14008). GEDI will be available to end users in the government and the nonprofit sector through ImageCat's advisory services and risk platforms Inhance® and FACFinder™.
To learn more about how GEDI can help your organization, please join the upcoming Technical Webinar on Thursday, August 25, 7:00 AM PDT/ 10:00 AM EDT: Zoom registration link.
The speakers for this webinar are Shanna McClain, Ph.D. NASA Disasters Program Manager, Charles Huyck Executive Vice President of ImageCat, and Diana Chao, Operations Lead/Natural Hazards Analyst of Kinetic Analysis Corporation. The speakers will discuss the NASA disasters program, the goals and objectives, current activities and future directions, and applications of the GEDI framework.
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