Disaster Response Industry


U.S. lacks a national plan to save its coastal cities—and it needs one now, according to a new report @MarkKobaCNBC

Wow! This is such a great article, by Mark Koba, on one of my own pet peeves, to wit: Infrastructure Preparedness. Too often national news glazes over the finer details of civic infrastructure investment and its relationship to climate change. But that is simply not how Business works, thrives and survives. Business wants details, cross-referential,…


Launching a Search and Rescue Challenge for Drone / UAV Pilots ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

My colleague Timothy Reuter (of AidDroids fame) kindly invited me to co-organize the Drone/UAV Search and Rescue Challenge for the DC Drone User Group. The challenge will take place on May 17th near Marshall in Virginia. The rules for the competition are based on the highly successful Search/Rescue challenge organized by my new colleague Chad…


International Disaster Conference & Expo, Jan 7-10, New Orleans

The mission of the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) is to unite public and private sector professionals from around the world for discussions regarding policy, lessons learned, best practices, and forward thinking, resulting in the mitigation of loss of life and property when catastrophic events occur. IDCE is the only event supported across such…