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  • Also: “Did you feel it” website: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/form.php?enabled=false
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  • Emergency 2.0 project - roundtable briefing

    1. 1. Emergency 2.0 Australia<br />Geospatial and social media making a difference<br />An open initiative for the<br />Executive Roundtable<br />Discussion<br />led by<br />in partnership with<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />08:00 Welcome & Introduction<br />08:10 Emergency 2.0 Australia: Presentation of Findings and Recommendations<br />08:30 Discussion<br />09:00 Where 2 now? <br /> Way Forward and Work Plan<br />09:30 Close <br />
    3. 3. Welcome and Introduction<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Today’s Objectives<br />Present preliminary project observations<br />Discuss with key influencers and practitioners<br />Identify way(s) forward<br />
    5. 5. Background<br />Sponsor: Government 2.0 Taskforce<br />Explore how Social Media are helping/can help Emergency Management<br />Leading and Emerging Practice<br />Barriers and Opportunities<br />Community of Interest <br />Ideas for future work<br />Short, Sharp, Snappy<br />Walking the Talk<br />
    6. 6. Community Engagement<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Conceptual Model<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Leading and Emerging Practice<br />Leading Practice: <br />(to some degree) established <br />documented benefits and success. <br />may be anywhere in the world.<br />Emerging Practice<br />Australian initiatives. <br />recent ‘Green Shoots’<br />may not be showing their full benefit yet.<br />
    9. 9. HealthMap: Global Disease Alerts<br />Aggregates multiple sources (News, WHO, etc.)<br />Collects eyewitness reports <br />Integrates RSS, Twitter, Iphone app, Facebook<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Twitter Earthquake Detector (TED)<br />Filter Tweets for Earthquakes (place, time, keyword)<br />&lt;60 sec detection<br />Contextual info (photos, narratives)<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Australian Bushfires Maps<br />11<br /><ul><li>Multi Jurisdictional feed aggregations
    12. 12. Many versions/mash-ups
    13. 13. Mainly A2C, some C2A</li></li></ul><li>12<br />
    14. 14. Ushahidi<br />Engine for CrowdSourcing EM information<br />Low-tech & Robust (SMS/Email/Web)<br />Free/Open Source<br />Worldwide Deployments<br />Kenya Riots<br />War on Gaza (Al Jazeera) <br />etc.<br />13<br />
    15. 15. 14<br />
    16. 16. 15<br />
    17. 17. Learnings & Recommendations<br />Widely recognised that ‘it’s happening anyway’<br />A2C and C2A<br />A2C: relatively well developed, many working examples & mash-ups<br />C2A: More challenging, more angst, more potential<br />16<br />
    18. 18. Learnings & Recommendations<br />Community Expectations<br />Trust<br />Transparency<br />Timeliness<br />Multi-channel (increasingly Mobile)<br />Interactive & Responsive<br />Relevant to me<br />17<br />
    19. 19. Learnings & Recommendations<br />Agency Expectations<br />Quality vs. Timeliness<br />Control vs. (perceived) chaos<br />All Hazards<br />PPRR<br />Start with ‘low hanging fruit’ to show what’s possible<br />18<br />
    20. 20. Learnings & Recommendations<br />Cross-jurisdictional efforts<br />Victorian EM social media group is an important case study<br />Plenty of opportunities to share policy AND solutions<br />Needs senior level recognition and buy-in<br />19<br />
    21. 21. Learnings & Recommendations<br />Technology<br />Services and applications<br />Standards-based<br />3rd party aggregation (niche operators)<br />Low-tech & Robust<br />If it works in Africa, it’ll work anywhere!<br />Fast Evolving (e.g. Twitter Geo-API)<br />20<br />
    22. 22. Discussion<br />21<br />
    23. 23. Where 2 Now?<br />Ideas (online feedback& coffee mornings)<br />Issues, gaps and barriers<br />Potentialactivities and initiatives<br />22<br />
    24. 24. Top 7 ‘Future Program’ Ideas<br />Create open access to emergency data<br />Ensure useful government data is subscribable (eg RSS) so citizens can be kept up to date <br />Investigate the reverse of a &apos;do not call&apos; register as a &apos;do call in emergencies&apos; <br />Develop a way to track &apos;flee patterns&apos; using GPS/mobile signals<br />Look at a &apos;tweet override&apos; for emergency situations<br />Look at how the emergency controllers can make direct contact with a &apos;cloud&apos; source of intel<br />Run a pilot on how we can we use/improve http://trendsmap.com to monitor events as they unfold. <br />23<br />
    25. 25. Other inputs & suggestions<br />“Random Hacks of Kindness” (mashups for EM)<br />(Geo-) filtering of tweets, field reports, stories, photos, videos, etc. (C2A)<br />24<br />
    26. 26. Issues, Gaps and Barriers<br />Reluctance to adoption<br />what are the concerns?<br />Crowdsourcing EM info<br />False positives?<br />Validation, confirmation, filtering<br />Aggregation and Value adding of A2C streams<br />Leave it to 3rd parties?<br />Who’s accountable?<br />Leadership & executive buy-in?<br />Others?<br />25<br />
    27. 27. Future Activities and Initiatives<br />What needs to be resolved?<br />How to do it?<br />Who should do it?<br />26<br />
    28. 28. Discussion<br />27<br />
    29. 29. Now what?<br />Submit Report to Gov2.0 Taskforce (Dec. 09)<br />Publish findings online<br />Ongoing online presence (http://gov2em.net.au) <br />Community of Interest?<br />28<br />

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