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  1. 1. The world occurs because it is communicated Umberto Galimberti ELENA RAPISARDI OPEN FORESTE ITALIANE 
 GEOLOCATED DATA & CROWDSOURCING TO SUPPORT FOREST FIRE FIGHTING PROJECT RESULTS & LESSONS LEARNED Paris 27/05/2011
  2. 2. 2005 -2009 : Civil Protection web projects and communications 2009 : Volunteering during the Abruzzo Earthquake Emergency 2009 : First web 2.0 tests during the Abruzzo Earthquake Emergency 2009 : Presenting my thoughts and ideas at Web 2.0 Expo in New York About me
  3. 3. Citizens are sensors
  4. 4. FIRE BRIGADE ARMED FORCES POLICE FORCE THE ITALIAN RED CROSS FOREST FORCE NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH GROUPS NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL ALPINE RESCUE CORPS Operational Bodies National level by the Law 225/1992, paragraph 11 • 2.500 organisations [associations and municipality groups] - 1.000.000 volunteers - time of response: 60.000 in 60 min - time of response: 300.000 in few h VOLUNTEERS ORGANISATIONS Horizontal Coordination Italian National Department of Civil Protection Advertising Campaign Italian Civil Protection System
  5. 5. CivilProtection2.0 CitizensMedia Institutions Volunteers Preparedness Management Relief RISKS Communications
  6. 6. Web 2.0/3.0 Collaboration Sharing Resilience Volunteers Citizens Civil Protection Bodies Business Media Scholars/Experts Civil Protection 2.0
  7. 7. Open Foreste: a Web 2.0 Story 2009
  8. 8. Emergency The majority of emergency events to cope with are not major disasters.
  9. 9. 5.422 Forest Fires Map Source: Corpo Forestale dello Stato 2009 forest fires 73.355hectares
  10. 10. The Idea: Preparedness to gather, collect and share geolocated information to support forest fires fighting to highlight the lack of public data to connect volunteers & citizens to institutions to raise institutional bodies awareness on web 2.0 tools and approaches
  11. 11. How?
  12. 12. Starting from the small
  13. 13. The Steps 1.find sets of reliable data 2.involve people «in the field»: volunteers and forest workers 3.promote the initiative at local level
  14. 14. Search: a Facebook group
  15. 15. Found:abrightforestworker Giovanni Lotto works for the Sardinian Forest Body He created a facebook group to connect & networking with other forest workers.
  16. 16. Ask:thesupportofUshahidi Ushahidi set up a deployement and Kennedy Kasina gave me a special support to customize it
  17. 17. Blog Video Facebook Page ....and communicate http://openforesteitaliane.ushahidi.com
  18. 18. The press talks about us Global Voices Gov Loop - US Gov 2.0 Community Ict4Dev L'Espresso Open Foreste Italiane su «La Stampa» Open Foreste su «Il Giornale della Protezione Civile» PopTech: Patrick Meier The Blog TV Ushahidi su Open Foreste by Monica Palmeri
  19. 19. Project Outcomes Open Foreste Italiane allowed ‣ to present a demo ‣ to test the interest ‣ to involve people ‣ to raise awareness ‣ to increase knowledge ‣ to analyse needs ‣ to conceive solutions to start a conversation
  20. 20. Next steps
  21. 21. 1. Present the tool to ‣ forest workers ‣ local bodies in charge for forest firefighting ‣ mayors ‣ citizens ‣ media representatives [local and national level]
  22. 22. 2. Test and Use Forest Workers - Giardino Scornabecchi, Riparbella, Pisa
  23. 23. 3. Adoption by a Local Body ‣ pilot adoption 
 [eg. to map hydrants in a specific area] ‣ during an exercise ‣ small projet involving different actors Examples
  24. 24. 1° Outcome:COIVal di Cecina
  25. 25. http://valdicecina.salaoperativaprociv.org Civil Protection Intermunicipality Plan Geolocated data: published and sharable iGoogle shared between 11 Municipalities and Volunteers Organizations geo tracking [google latitude] google talk google documents to collaborative publishing Downloadable pdf Map [Google Docs] Meteo Alerts Information, News and Feeds Knowledge Sharing Crowdsourcing Map to send and receive alerts
  26. 26. Lessons Learned
  27. 27. SWOT: Web 2.0 and Risks Strength Weakness Past Dependencies Slow pace of change Low Collaboration Low Web litteracy Low Budget Lack of Continuance OpportunitiesThreads Local Social Ties Volunteers Commitment Web 2.0 Community Global Social Networks Emotional Participation Proactive Collaboration Huge and theoretical project Low Budget Free web 2.0 platforms Small and operational project Scientific Knowledge Distributed Knowldege Proposing Web Standards Lack of common approaches Participation and Collaboration Sources Not Reliable Low institutional awareness Spontaneous initiatives as driving factor
  28. 28. The Step Forward
  29. 29. THE FOCUS IS «PREPAREDNESS»
  30. 30. What we need
  31. 31. ‣ commit institutional bodies and volunteers organizations, starting at local level in «peace time» ‣ promote the concept “Citizens are Sensors” ‣ develop sustainable projects [«project sharing» approach to share resources and fundings] ‣ implement web and mobile integration between different platforms to increase flexibility [e.g. drupal & ushahidi] ‣ set up training programme to increase web 2.0 and mobile litteracy ‣ share, collaborate exchange at all levels ‣ become a point of reference in each territory ‣ fund raising
  32. 32. Are we ready?
  33. 33. ELENA RAPISARDI e.rapisardi@gmail.com www.elenarapisardi.com @erapisardi Italy » Tuscany » Santa Luce » Pastina Where I live

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