Category: Research

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

April 7th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Research

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.(More)

U.S., Japan Bring Big Data and Data Analytics to Disaster Response

April 7th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Public Health, Research

Rapid advances in information technology are providing new opportunities to improve disaster management. For example, new computer systems and networks — from sensor networks to smartphones and cyber-physical systems — are giving rise to powerful data streams that have the potential to facilitate timely and effective action during disasters. (More)