Events & Training

This page shows upcoming and past events organized by SUMMEER as well as training videos.

Training Webinar: “Collecting Disaster Debris Data with Social Media and Crowdsourcing”
  • Date: November 30, 2022
  • Description: This is a training webinar on the collection and processing of disaster debris data with social media and crowdsourcing.
  • Speaker: Haiyan Hao
  • Recording: https://youtu.be/Gcos7jnkuDs
Training Webinar: “Analyzing Debris Clearance Operations Using Discrete Event Simulation”
  • Date: November 11, 2022
  • Description: This is a training webinar on the use of discrete event simulation for modeling and analyzing disaster debris operations logistics.
  • Speaker: Joseph Louis
  • Recording: https://youtu.be/LFGlEPwgx64
SUMMEER Second Workshop: Disaster Reconnaissance for Sustainable Post-Disaster Materials Management
  • Date: September 15-16, 2022
  • Description: SUMMEER organized its second interdisciplinary workshop, bringing together a diverse group of participants ranging from engineering to social sciences and arts from both academic and industry communities. The two-day in-person workshop took place in San Luis Obispo, California, on the 15th and 16th of September 2022. The workshop included general presentations and targeted breakout sessions that aimed to (i) identify tools and techniques for reconnaissance activities, (ii) identify challenges in field reconnaissance, and (iii) identify and develop preliminary reconnaissance guidelines and standards.
  • Workshop Report: coming soon
Joint Webinar with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “EPA’s Decision Support Tools for Disaster Debris Management – Part Two”
  • Date: July 13, 2022
  • Description: This is a training webinar on the use of EPA’s Municipal Solid Waste Decision Support Tool.
  • Speakers: Susan Thorneloe and Keith Weitz
  • Recording: https://youtu.be/E_qyHZP8VUM
Joint Webinar with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “EPA’s Decision Support Tools for Disaster Debris Management – Part one”
  • Date: April 8, 2022
  • Description: This is a training webinar on the use of EPA’s Incident Waste Decision Support Tool (I-WASTE), Waste Storage and Staging Tool, and Waste Logistics Tool.
  • Speakers: Paul Lemieux and Timothy Boe
  • Recording: https://youtu.be/FcPfLoDri3c
SUMMEER First Workshop: Understanding Data Needs for Sustainable Post-Disaster Material Management
  • Date: January 13-14, 2022
  • Description: SUMMEER organized its first interdisciplinary workshop, bringing together academic researchers and practitioners from both public and private sectors with the aim of identifying and prioritizing the data needs for sustainable post-disaster material management. Organized by SUMMEER’s cross institutional leadership, the two-day workshop took place in Tallahassee Florida, on the 13th and 14th of January 2022. The workshop was delivered in a hybrid mode, so participants could join either in-person or remotely, to facilitate attendance amid COVID-19 concerns. Overall, the workshop introduced SUMMEER to the interdisciplinary sustainable material research community and enabled the identification and prioritization of the post-disaster data needs to facilitate the sustainable management of disaster debris and wastes.
  • Workshop Report: https://doi.org/10.17603/ds2-7csa-ax62