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Vanuatu deployment sitrep March 30.

Our first team member has been on the ground for 24 hours and has established contact with local partners as well as other responding organisations. Meeting with CNS (local IT company in Port Vila), they are providing DTL with equipment

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Launching down under.

With offices in Ireland and the USA we are now taking the next step in our global expansion by establishing an Australian branch of Disaster Tech Lab. Our recent work in the Philippines has resulted in an influx of Australian

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Disaster Tech Lab partners with US based aviation company.

  Following is a press release that we send out last week: Recognising the potential of airborne platforms during disaster response Sentinel Air LLC and Disaster Tech Lab have entered into a partnership. UAV’s and other airborne platforms are currently

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December 21st Philippines update: Bantayan.

The last 9 days have seen our work in Cebu has seen a lot of progress.  On December the 13th Sean arrived from Dublin together with a big bag of medical supplies. Sean’s primary task was to carry out a

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Philippines progress update.

Progress has been made but there is much more to do! Yesterday our Swedish volunteer Rickard departed for home and handed over the tech work to Eric who had arrived from the US the day before. Yesterday also saw Sean,

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Please help us by donating your airmiles.

Due to our long term commitment to help the Philippines following typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, we have a huge logistical challenge of not only getting essential supplies, but most importantly, team members, all of whom are volunteers, to the Philippines. The teams

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Update on Philippines deployment.

Following is an update on Disaster Tech Labs current deployment to the island of Cebu in the Philippines; As of today we have our first people on the ground in Cebu. Our advance team landed there earlier today. The team

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Bigger, better, faster, more!

It’s been sort of quiet on this blog for the last few months. However that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening. To the contrary, there are lots of things going on behind the scenes! We do not want to

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Carnegie-Mellon University working on disaster communications.

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Reading tips: Collaborative Filtering Techniques, Connected Communication & realtime Twitter analysis…

While trawling the interwebs for reading fodder we came across a reference to some excellent documents on Jonas Landgrens blog. Learning from the Crowd: Collaborative Filtering Techniques for Identifying On-the-Ground Twitterers during Mass Disruptions  Kate Starbird, Grace Muzny, Leysia Palen

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