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When the United Nations Calls, MicroMappers Acts

Open source and crowdsourcing—uttering these words at a meeting of the United Nations before the year 2010 would have made you persona non grata. In fact, the fastest way to discredit yourself at any humanitarian meeting just five years ago was to suggest the use of open source software and crowdsourcing in disaster response. Then, a tragic earthquake occured in Haiti in 2010, and OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were deployed in the aftermath. Their use demonstrated the potential of free and open source crowdsourcing platforms in humanitarian contexts. Then, Typhoon Ruby in the Philippines occured five years later. What technology was used?...

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Why The Yosemite Fire Is Especially Scary

Maggie Severns | The Atlantic Cities | August 27, 2013

No one knows what started the Rim Fire, the 160,000 acre blaze that's ripping through the western side of Yosemite National Park. But nearly 4,000 firefighters have been dispatched to try to stop it using helicopters, bulldozers, and flame retardants. Although the situation is starting to look up—20 percent of the fire is now contained, up from 7 percent just two days ago—the authorities predict the fire will keep spreading... Read More »

Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 30, 2012

EFF believes open networks are crucial in hurricane-affected areas
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‘Misguided’ Nations Lock Up Valuable Geospatial Data

Staff Writer | Directions Magazine | February 19, 2014

Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are “shooting themselves in the foot” by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned. Read More »

Disaster Crowdsourcing Exchange - FEMA's Disaster Hackathon

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street Southwest Conference Center
Washington, DC 20024
United States

Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the California Wildfires have unprecedented impacts on our Nation, but digital volunteers can be a powerful force in helping with the disaster response and recovery efforts! Come participate in FEMA's Disaster Crowdsourcing Exchange on Saturday, October 21. Learn about FEMA's current crowdsourcing coordination efforts, participate in building new projects, experiment with new tools, and shape the future of crowdsourcing in emergency management.

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2018 ONC Annual Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 29, 2018 (All day) - November 30, 2018 (All day)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will hold the 2018 Annual Meeting November 29-30, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.  The 2-day meeting will gather approximately 1,200 health IT partners and will include a combination of plenaries and breakout sessions each day.  The plenary sessions will include keynote addresses and panel discussions.  

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2019 International Conference On Disaster Medicine & Hurricane Resiliency

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 8, 2019 (All day) - March 11, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)
Netherlands Antilles

The devastation wrought by powerful hurricanes over the last two years attests to the need to prepare healthcare professionals for emerging crises associated with natural disasters. The International Conference on Disaster Medicine & Hurricane Resiliency brings together physicians, nurses, educators, and other professionals focused on patient care to explore disaster medicine in the context of hurricanes and other severe weather events. Through workshops, plenaries, and panel discussions, attendees will gain essential emergency planning and preparation skills to better understand the role of disaster medicine in effective healthcare management.

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44th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 14, 2019 (All day) - July 18, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Omni Interlocken Hotel Broomfield, CO
United States

Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Colorado. Today the Workshop brings together over 500 federal, state, and local mitigation and emergency management officials; representatives of nonprofit, private sector, and humanitarian organizations; hazards and disaster researchers; and others dedicated to alleviating the impacts of disasters. Our Theme: This year, the Workshop will be organized around the theme of Convergence, which refers to the process of people joining forces to respond to pressing challenges and enduring problems. These connections often require the crossing of boundaries, whether they be disciplinary, organizational, geographic, cultural, political, or otherwise. This work can be challenging, but it is also where fundamental breakthroughs in science and application are most likely to occur.

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2020 International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 26, 2020 (All day) - March 29, 2020 (All day)

The 2nd Annual CCDM International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency will gather professionals and experts from around the world to share insights and expertise on preparing for and managing disasters, building disaster management capacity, and educating and training in the health professions. We are once again excited to collaborate on this event with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and our regional partners in Sint Maarten and the Caribbean.

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