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InternationalDisasterInformationService(IDIS)<br />
What is the problem?<br /><ul><li>Information needed during a crisis is real-time – but is often provided after the event ...
Authorities take longer to reach the scene of a crisis than people on the ground</li></ul>Timeliness<br />Co-ordination<br...
‘A Volunteer two-way 999 Service for disasters”<br />Advisory to people not a substitute service<br />Pre-existing partner...
What do we need to do this?<br />Funding to:	<br />Set up the London Group<br />Help other groups to set up in the UK<br /...
What are the next steps?<br />Continue the ongoing project:<br />Discuss with Local Authorities<br />Establish the website...
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International disaster information service

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International disaster information service

  1. 1. InternationalDisasterInformationService(IDIS)<br />
  2. 2. What is the problem?<br /><ul><li>Information needed during a crisis is real-time – but is often provided after the event via traditional media
  3. 3. Authorities take longer to reach the scene of a crisis than people on the ground</li></ul>Timeliness<br />Co-ordination<br /><ul><li>Crowd-sourcing of crisis information is done within silos (Red Cross etc.) rather than across agencies</li></ul>US-Centric<br /><ul><li>Current CrisisMapping is US Centric and does not reflect the UK infrastructure or likely crises </li></ul>Lack of On Demand<br /><ul><li>Current efforts are pulled together on an ad hoc basis in response to specific crises – rather than permanently at the ready in the case of a disaster occuring</li></li></ul><li>What is needed to address this?<br />Help Line<br />Improves quality of information for primary responders like 999 / Red Cross / UNHCR / UNOCHA <br />Working with Ushahidi, CrisisMappers and others to create a single, coordinated map of needs<br />Volunteer Line<br />Community of expertise in crisis information handling and <br />co-ordination<br />Specialized networks of experts help ordinary volunteer to reach full operational effectiveness<br />Collaboration<br />Enabling communities to respond to local disasters with support from existing agencies and remote volunteers.<br />Provide vital information to local authorities and communities<br />It’s sort of like an extra emergency service<br />
  4. 4. ‘A Volunteer two-way 999 Service for disasters”<br />Advisory to people not a substitute service<br />Pre-existing partnerships with Open Street Map, Ushahidi, Crisis Mappers, Crisis Commons, STAR-TIDES, UNOCHA, CDAC<br />International Disaster Information Service (IDIS)<br />
  5. 5. What do we need to do this?<br />Funding to: <br />Set up the London Group<br />Help other groups to set up in the UK<br />Required:<br />Part-time community manager<br />Support to raise resources from business groups, academic groups and NGOs<br />Travel & Subsistence<br />
  6. 6. What are the next steps?<br />Continue the ongoing project:<br />Discuss with Local Authorities<br />Establish the website<br />Contact relevant government bodies<br />

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