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Fifth AFES-PRESS GMOSS Workshop on Reconceptualising Security

at the Sixth Open Meeting of the
Global Environmental Change Research Community
Bonn, Germany, October 9-13, 2005

"Gobal Environmental Change, Globalization and International Security"

Conference venue and rooms for these four sessions

Map of Bonn

On the conceptual context of this workshop visit websites of the AFES-PRESS workshops
in Montreal (March 2004), Sopron (July 2004), The Hague (September 2004) and Istanbul (August 2005)
and on the Springer Hexagon Series.

Panel 1: Vulnerability: Social and Legal Dimensions [125]

Co-Chairs: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Germany and Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisory


Panel 2: Remote Sensing and GMES as tools for environmental and human security [97]

Co-Chairs: Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisory and Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Germany


Panel 3: Early Warning of Natural Hazards and Disasters [28]

Co-Chairs: John Grin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and P. H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Newport, R.I., USA


Panel 4: Remote Sensing and Early Warning [96]

Co-Chairs: P. H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Newport, R.I., USA and Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisory


Panel 1: Monday, 10 October, 11.00-12.30 [125], Room MB 6

Panel 1: Vulnerability: Social and Legal Dimensions and Early Warning

Co-Chair: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisory

Paper 1: Fabien Nathan (France), Institute for Development Studies, Geneva: The dimensions of vulnerability. Example of the landslide risk in La Paz, Bolivia. (Abstract)

Paper 2: Martin Kipping, BMZ, Free University of Berlin: Water security in the Senegal River Basin (Abstract)

Paper 3: Stefan Lindemann, Free University of Berlin: Explaining success and failure in international river management: Lessons from the Zambezi and Okavango river basins (Abstract), Presentation

Paper 4: Annabelle Houdret, Free University of Berlin and Université Paris 8: Conflict or Cooperation? Exploring the Links between Environmental Security and Governance (Abstract)

Paper 5: Dusan Sakulski, scientific adviser, UNU-EHS, Bonn: Vulnerability mapping - the case of flood prone areas in South Africa (Abstract)

Discussant: Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, former minister of environment, State of Morelos, Mexico, co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisory Council



Panel 2: Monday, 10 October, 14.00-15.30 [97], Room MB 12

Panel 2: Remote Sensing and GMES as Tools for Environmental and Human Security

Co-Chairs: Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and co-chair of AFES-PRESS Scientific Advisoryand Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS

Paper 6: Daniele Ehrlich, Stefan Schneiderbauer, Support for External Security Unit, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen. European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre: The security dimension of GMES: A case study on the Tsunami (Abstract)

Paper 7: Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico, former Minister of Environment, Morelos: Vulnerability mapping in hazard prone Mexico (Abstract)

Paper 8: P. H. Liotta, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA): The Meaning of Long-Term Vulnerabilites and Its Impact on Strategic Planning (Abstract)

Discussant: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Bonn and AFES-PRESS


Panel 3: Monday, 10 October, 16.00-17.30 [28], Room MB 8

Panel 3: Early Warning of Natural Hazards and Disasters

Co-Chairs: John Grin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and P. H. Liotta, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. USA;

Paper 9: Stefanie Dannenmann, UNISDR, Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning, Bonn (New Zealand): The International Early Warning Programme: Systematic people-centered early warning systems (Abstract)

Paper 10: Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Scientific Adviser, UNU-EHS, Bonn (Guatemala): Risk Assessment & Early Warning (Abstract)

Paper 11: Yannis Kinnas (Greece): Early Warning of hazards after Kobe - Tasks for the Mediterranean Region (Abstract)

Paper 12: Hans Günter Brauch, (Germany): Towards a mainstreaming of early warning of hazards and Conflicts (Abstract)

Discussant: Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, former minister of environment, State of Morelos, Mexico, cochair of AFES-PRESS Science Advisory Council


Monday, 10 October, 17.30-19. 00

Internal Editorial meeting for the new books in the Hexagon series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace with Sprigner-Verlag in the same room.

Panel 4: Tuesday, 11 October, 11.00-12.30 [96], Room MB 11

Panel 4: Remote Sensing and Early Warning

Co-Chairs: P. H. Liotta, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. USA and Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico, former Minister of Environment, Morelos: Vulnerability mapping in hazard prone Mexico (Abstract)

Paper 13: Tanja Wolf, (Italy, WHO), Glenn Mc Gregor: An integrated assessment on the vulnerability to summer heat in European cities (Abstract)

Paper 14: Felix Yanovsky (Ukraine): Early warning of weather hazards (Abstract)

Paper 15: Bettina Menne (Italy); Tanja Wolf (Italy): Development on early warning systems for heatwaves (Abstract)

Paper 16: Timofey Orlov (Russia): Development of integrated environmental monitoring systems based on remote sensing data and field researches. Arhangelskaya region. Russia (Abstract), Presentation

Discussant: Jörn Birkmann, Scientific Adviser, UNU, EHS, Bonn.