What GEOINT Can Tell Us About Climate and Food Security

Join us to explore the kinds of intelligence indicators and phenomenologies that apply to the complexities of climate change.

January 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 PM ET



In October 2021, the National Security Council released the National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change, which lists eight separate climate change effects that are predicted to have an impact on food security, including: heat, heavy precipitation and flooding, drought, sea level rise, arctic ice melt, tropical cyclones, coral reefs, and biodiversity.

As populations experience stressors over the production and consumption of food, the potential for mass human displacement or catastrophe and cross-border tensions increases. GEOINT plays a unique role not only in assessing current intelligence when such flashpoints erupt, but also in predicting where and how such situations are likely to occur. In that capacity, GEOINT can give policymakers the time, modeling, and information they need to act preemptively.

Join us to explore the kinds of intelligence indicators and phenomenologies that apply to this complex crisis.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Pat Cummens, Director, Government Strategy and Policy Solutions, Esri
  • Natasha Krell, Ph.D., Imagery Scientist, NGA
  • Dan Opstal, Executive Secretary, Civil Applications Committee
  • Erin Sikorsky, Director, Center for Climate and Security

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