David Acco - President - Acosys Consulting - Talk: Geospatial data & analytics advance issues critical to Indigenous communities across Canada

11:30 AM, Wednesday 22 Jul 2020 (45 minutes)
Break   12:15 PM to 12:30 PM (15 minutes)
Room 1

Building on the panel discussion at GeoIgnite 2019, David Acco will discuss the potential of geospatial data and analytics to advance issues critical to Indigenous communities across Canada, from exerting sovereignty over territory, to environmental protection and climate change adaptation, to natural resources development. Mr. Acco will further outline how his firm, Acosys Consulting Services Inc., has developed an approach to marrying Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) and geospatial data analysis to deliver culturally relevant solutions to Indigenous communities. Mr. Acco will illustrate this approach through current examples and applications, such as developing long-term conservation and protection plans for species that are critically important to the economic and cultural practices of a community, and building local capacity within communities to manage and plan for natural disasters, such as flooding.

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