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Ssf techchange jan2012


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Ssf techchange jan2012

  1. 1. Making Chaos Manageable “No innovation matters more than that which saves lives”Avelino J. Cruz, Jr., Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines on the use of Sahana following disastrous mudslides in 2005
  2. 2. Sahana Software FoundationThe Sahana Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization dedicated to the mission of saving lives byproviding information management solutions that enableorganizations and communities to better prepare for andrespond to disasters.We develop free and open source software and provideservices that help solve concrete problems and bringefficiencies to disaster response coordination betweengovernments, aid organizations, civil society and the victimsthemselves. 2
  3. 3. The Historic Trigger: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake & TsunamiAt least 226,000 deadUp to 5 million peoplelost their homes, oraccess to food andwater1 million people leftwithout a means tomake a livingAt least $7.5 billion inthe cost of damages “Facts and Figures: Asian Tsunami Disaster” New Scientist, 20 January 2005 3
  4. 4. First deployed forSri Lanka tsunami response 4
  5. 5. Core Capabilities: Track NounsOrganization & VolunteerRegistry Understanding 4W: “Who What Where When”: Maintains data (contacts, services) of groups, organizations, staff, and volunteers responding to the disasterMissing Persons /Disaster Victims Registry Helps track and find missing and found, deceased, injured and displaced people and families 5
  6. 6. Core Capabilities: Track NeedsRequest and ResourceManagement Manages requests, assessments and reports and helps match commitments for support, donations, aid and supplies through to fulfillmentGeospatial Analysis Provides situational awareness of all important locations to the disaster response, such as shelters, hospitals, warehouses, incident reports, and assessments. 6
  7. 7. Sahana Software ProjectsEden (Python/web2py)– Agasti (PHP)Emergency Development Vesuvius – provides LostEnvironment Person Finder & Hospital Supported by a number of Triage Management (NLM) stakeholders, including IFRC, Kilauea – provides shelter ADPC, APBV, LA EMD, the registration (CUNY/OEM) HELIOS Foundation and others. Mayon – provides Emergency Flexible rapid application Resource Management and development platform with a Scenario Planning for large rich feature set municipalities (CUNY/OEM) Designed for humanitarian Standards & Interoperability organizations and agencies engaged in disaster relief. Promotes adoption of open data standards and interoperability between humanitarian FOSS projects. 7
  8. 8. Technology and FeaturesEnvironments Linux, Windows, OSX PortableApps, VMWare Cloud / EC2Translation & Localization Pootle, Character Sets Right-to-left scriptingOpen Data Standards KML, WMS, GeoRSS, WPS EDXL, CAP, JSON, XMLMobile Accessibility J2ME, HTML 5, Xforms JavaRosa, OCR, NetBooks XO Laptops 8
  9. 9. Major Disaster DeploymentsWildfires in Chile – 2012Hurricane Irene in New York – 2011Tornado in Joplin, Missouri - 2011Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan – 2011Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand - 2011Flooding in Colombia – 2011Flooding in Venezuela – 2010Flooding in Pakistan – 2010Hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico – 2010Earthquake in Chile – 2010Earthquake in Haiti – 2010Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar – 2008Chengdu-Sitzuan Province Earthquake, China – 2008Bihar Floods, India – 2008Ica Earthquake, Peru – 2007Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh – 2007Yogjakarta Earthquake, Indonesia – 2006Landslides in the Philippines– 2005Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan – 2005Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami in Sri Lanka – 2004 9
  10. 10. Pre-Disaster DeploymentsCity of Los Angeles* – 2011LirneAsia, Freedom Phone & EDXL, in Sri Lanka - 2011APBV (Bombeiros)* in Portugal - 2011IFRC Asia Pacific Disaster Management Unit – 2010Philippines Red Cross in the Philippines – 2010SahanaTaiwan*, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan – 2010Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand – 2010National Disaster Relief Services Center, Sri Lanka – 2010National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) inIndonesia – 2009National Disaster Coordinating Council in the Philippines – 2009US National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland - 2009LirneAsia, Bio-Surveillance, Sri Lanka and India - 2008Sarvodaya (NGO), Sri Lanka – 2008Office of Emergency Management in New York City – 2007 10
  11. 11. City of New York Shelter ManagementSahana Mayon – ScenarioManagement Defines: Scenarios Resource Types Facility Groups Staff Requirements Staff Pools and ShiftsSahana Kilauea Family and Individual Registration at Shelters 11
  12. 12. US National Library of Medicine People Locator ProjectSahana Vesuvius Event Manager Report a Person Web or Email Edit Full Person Record Search for a Person PFIF Interoperability with Google Person FinderTriagePicReUnite iPhone App LIVE SITE atHTTP://PL.NLM.NIH.GOV 12
  13. 13. Sahana Eden 13
  14. 14. Deploying Sahana AgastiMayon & Kilauea: Prerelease code only now available In 2012, will have supported release, including: Training videos Full user and installation documentation Packaged software on DVD/VM for installationVesuvius People Locator hosted at Fully interoperable with Google Person Finder 14
  15. 15. Deploying Sahana EdenConsiderations: Sahana Eden is an Expert System Typically customized and localized before deployed => paucity of User Training materials Partnering/Supporting Humanitarian OrganizationsSahana Eden Essential Guide 15
  16. 16. ResourcesWiki: http://wiki.sahanafoundation.orgMailing Lists & IRC; #sahana, #sahana-eden on Freenode ( 16
  17. 17. Free and Open Source Software ProjectsFreedom to use, analyze, modify and re-distribute Available for everybody at no cost Open for research and developmentCollaboratively developed by a Global community Mark Prutsalis President & CEO, Sahana Software Foundation @SahanaFOSS #Sahana 17