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Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned

Guest Blog: Haiti Earthquake a Year Later: What Has Space Learned?

Adriane Cornell, Space News, January 12, 2011

… After a disaster strikes, current practice ideally has it that the affected country requests aid from the United Nations, and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is then activated. Space derived data is collected from organizations that are part of the Charter and this information is sent to other organizations who then produce maps and informational reports on the disaster. These organizations then send their information to the disaster responders and the international community. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) tries throughout the process to support the complicated information exchange. …

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Mobile Technologies for Conflict Management | iRevolution

by Patrick Meier, iRevolution Blog, June 9, 2011

“Mobile Technologies for Conflict Management: Online Dispute Resolution, Governance, Participation” is the title of a new book edited by Marta Poblet. … The chapters are is divided into 3 sections: Disruptive Applications of Mobile Technologies; Towards a Mobile ODR; and Mobile Technologies: New Challenges for Governance, Privacy and Security. …

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3rd International Workshop on Validation of Geo-information for Crisis Management,18-19 Oct- JRC, Ispra, Italy

On November 23-25, 2009, ISFEREA Action of the Joint Research Center will organize and host an international workshop on Validation of geo-information products for crisis management in Ispra, Italy. The workshop will bring together leading scientists, technical experts and policy specialists from around the world, aiming to share experience and to start a professional network.

The increasing number of disasters threatening human safety has raised the attention of international community on management cycle prevention, preparedness, response, recovery . Lessons learned during the last decade have shown that geo-information availability and processing can play a key role providing an effective support across the decision-making process. The growing effort to use geo-information for disaster management produced relevant initiatives, e.g. the Global Earth Observation System of Systems GEOSS , the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security GMES and the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response UN-SPIDER .

From a technical point of view, the use of geo-information for emergency response poses significant challenges for spatial data collection, data management, information extraction and communication. On one hand, the delivery of rapid and updated but nevertheless reliable products to end-users is considered a high-priority topic by users and providers; on the other hand, in crisis situations, the delivered geo-information is often ingested by the users without having the opportunity to take care of its quality and accuracy.

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Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned

Guest Blog: Haiti Earthquake a Year Later: What Has Space Learned?

Space News, Wed, 12 January, 2011 Submitted by: Ariane Cornell

…After a disaster strikes, current practice ideally has it that the affected country requests aid from the United Nations, and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is then activated. Space derived data is collected from organizations that are part of the Charter and this information is sent to other organizations who then produce maps and informational reports on the disaster. These organizations then send their information to the disaster responders and the international community. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) tries throughout the process to support the complicated information exchange….

For full text, visit Guest Blog Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned | SpaceNews.com.

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