Disaster Communicatons


Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery ~Justine Brown @govtechnews

Before the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05 I did no Internet. Within 2 yrs afterwards I had a blog with about 700 hits/day, up to 1200 during storm and flooding events. In short, my thinking after such total devastation was to keep all vital information in the sky, way off the ground, quite literally…


Hashtag Standards for Emergencies ~OCHA Policy and Studies Series

This paper was written by Roxanne Moore and Abdrej Verity, and was made possible with the advice and support of Patrick Meier and Sarah Vieweg, from Qatar Computing Reserch Institue (QCRI). As part of the ongoing close collaboration between OCHA and QCRI, regular conversations on how to improve crisis computing have taken place over the…


A Drone That Finds Survivors Through Their Phones

Inspired and Informed by Patrick Meier and the Humanitarian UAV Network, as much as our own personal disaster experience, DisasterMap.net sets out to provide real-time coverage of ongoing disasters as well as stakeholders’ immediate response and data/analysis on their recovery. The very first second I saw a TV news crew using a drone over a…