The world is already facing the impacts of climate change through increased severity of natural disasters and events. We are using integrative data science to help agencies respond to these impacts with limited resources through risk, resilience and expenditure profiling.
We are researching highly creative, low cost ways to transform and optimize the practice of emergency management and operations that bring together maker culture, data science, cybersecurity and human computer interaction.
A new report from FEMA shows efforts to encourage preparedness have failed, yet they are needed now more than ever. How can data science help?
There are now a plethora of apps and services that mean that if you do have internet service, you can to an amazing degree replicate the functions of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the smartphone in your pocket. In this article we will describe a set of apps that will enable you to achieve the primary functions of the EOC: meeting & sharing space, phone and radio communications, situational awareness, and access to plans, documents and maps.
INFO I426/516 Informatics in disasters and emergency response is an undergraduate/graduate elective designed for students interested in using technology and informatics skills in prevention of, mitigation of, response to and recovery from threats to safety, and emergency and disaster situations.