Tomás Usón

Tomás Usón

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Tomás Usón was research assistant at the LiDAR Research Group at the Chair of GIScience, Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg and at the WIN-Kolleg of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HAW).

Research Interests
  • Knowledge production, circulation and management for risk reduction systems
  • Community-based disaster risk management
  • Studies on science and technology
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • ­Usón, T.J., Klonner, C., Marx, S., Hölscher, M. & Höfle, B. OSM critical infrastructure in Chile: Analysing the relation between OSM data completeness and vulnerability. 37th Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammmetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (DGPF). Würzburg, Germany, March 6th, 2017.
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  • Usón, T.J., Klonner, C., Hölscher, M. & Höfle, B.: Participatory mapping for flood risk analysis: Possibilities and challenges of a survey-based approach in Santiago de Chile. 1st Regional Research and Networking Conference: Exploring the Rhein-Neckar Connection in Political Science. Heidelberg, Germany, January 27th, 2017.
  • Klonner, C., Marx, S., Usón, T., Porto de Albuquerque, J., Höfle, B.: Risk Awareness Maps of Urban Flooding via OSM Field Papers- Case Study Santiago de Chile. ISCRAM 2016 Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22.- 25.05.2016.
  • Dame, J. & Usón, T.: Wasserkonflikte in Zentral-Chile: Neoliberale Politik, Agrarexporte und soziale Bewegungen. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie. Berlin, Germany, October 1st - 6th, 2015.
  • Usón, T.: Knowing water: the production, circulation and application of water information in Yali Estuary Basin, Chile. Insights from a conflict study. Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política. Santiago, Universidad de Chile, October 21-24th, 2014.
  • Henríquez, C., Vicuña, S., Usón, T., Henríquez, L.: The Participative construction of future scenarios for the development of an Adaptation Plan to Climate Variability and Climate Change in Maipo River Basin, Chile. Adaptation Futures 2014. Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference. Fortaleza, Brazil, May 11-16th, 2014.
  • Henríquez, C. y Usón, T.: Consecuencias y escenarios del cambio climático en centros urbanos. Coloquio interdisciplinario sobre regiones de montaña en chile. Perspectivas, tendencias y transformaciones. Santiago, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, August 20-21th, 2013.
  • 05/2016: Teaching at the Master Programme Governance of Risks and Resources at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
  • 04–08/2015: Seminar for Bachelor and Master students at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University: Disaster Mapping 2.0 in Action: A project-based course on the use of Volunteered Geographic Information in Disaster Risk Management.
  • 05/2015: Teaching at the Master Programme Governance of Risks and Resources at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 11/2014: Research assistant at the WIN-Kolleg of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HAW).
  • 07/2013–10/2014: Research assistant in the project IDRC 107081-001 MAPA: Maipo’s Adaptation Plan led by the Center Global Change Research of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CCG-UC).
  • 03/2013–08/2014: Master student in Geography and Geomatic program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • 03/2012–08/2014: Master student in Governance of Risks and Resources program at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg together with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile.
  • 10/2008–06/2009: Studies of Sociology and German language at Konstanz University, Germany. Study abroad program.
  • 03/2006–06/2011: Studies of Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile.
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