Yearly Archives: 2012

Time for a change!

It has been just over six months since we made the decision to expand our work globally by setting up Disaster Tech Lab. Disaster Tech Lab had a two-fold purpose; firstly to offer rapid response communication support to organisations working in

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Superstorm Sandy wireless communications assesment.

As part of our analysis of the post Superstorm Sandy disaster response we’ve compiled a “wireless communications assesment”. The content of this can be read below: SUPERSTORM SANDY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ASSESMENT   December 23rd 2012   Evert Bopp   Haiti

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Hurricane #Sandy response update

It’s been 9 days since our last update outlining our work as part of the hurricane Sandy disaster response work. Since then we have done some more fine tuning and trouble shooting at the Saint Francis De La Sales command post

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A picture says more than a thousand words……..#Sandy

I haven’t got the time to put a status update here so instead here are a few pictures from the locations where we are working.           Related articles Sandy’s shocking aftermath Photo Shows Sandy Volunteers Feeding

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Hurricane #Sandy response sitrep.

Mark Rubino, John Garrison, Monsignor Brown & local volunteer. It’s been 12 days since Superstorm (thank the media for that term) Sandy hit the US East Coast and Disaster Tech Lab has been flat out busy assisting in the disaster

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Carnegie-Mellon University working on disaster communications.

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Hurricane Sandy Communications crowdmap.

Hurricane Sandy brought along a need for another crowdsourced, Crisiscamp type effort to support & coordinate response work. After being plugged into the “VTC Coordination room” on Skype for the last 24 hours and tracking all the reports, initiatives while

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Crisiscamp Ireland 2 debrief

The second Irish Crisiscamp took place last Saturday, September 29th in the 091Labs building in Galway. The choice of venue proved to be a good one as it attracted the right kind of people. Someone with an interest in taking technology “apart” and

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Interesting & relevant presentations from 2012 Homeland Security Summit

The following presentations from the 2012 Homeland Security Summit are worth viewing: Enhancing Information Sharing through Geospatial and Data Services EQUIS Mobile: Access Satellite Imagery in a Crisis Esri Disaster Response Program Fusion Centers and the Future of Information Sharing in

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Digital Maps Assist Emergency Responders

A digital map applicationhas revolutionized the way emergency responders are finding locations in rural areas of Frederick County, Va. The county’s IT department and GIS division created a mobile map book that operates on smartphones and tablets without using an Internet

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