33. GeoCONOPS Training

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has just released four short Independent Study courses related to the arcane topic of Geospatial disaster operations.  Since this relates to highly technical disaster computer operations, tech-savvy ARES members may find an opportunity here to become a valuable part of their community’s disaster response as they take on a task where there are few experts at this time.

IS-60: Introduction and Overview – Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS) introduces the topic.

IS-61: GeoCONOPS In-Depth presents the four basic values of GeoCONOPS to potential users.

IS-62: GeoCONOPS In-Practice discusses the value of GeoCONOPS to emergency managers, incident commanders and geospatial techs.
IS-63: Introduction and Overview – DHS Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII) discusses GII data services, tools and capabilities.

All four courses may be completed in under two and a half hours total, and they may be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/ .