Browsing the "Coordination" Tag

Humanitarian UAV Missions In Nepal: Early Observations

May 26th, 2015 | by EJC

When harnessed successfully, UAV technology can provide timely, high-resolution aerial data to inform humanitarian responses. However, as Patrick Meier explains through his experience responding to the recent Nepal Earthquake, leveraging a new, unfamiliar technology for disaster response can also present major challenges


New Drone Antenna Expands Wi-Fi Range For Disaster-Struck Areas

November 4th, 2014 | by EJC

Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles). Nick Lavars shows how these figures represent a marked improvement on existing solutions and could lead to new forms of wireless communication


#Balkanfloods Online: The Impact Of Social Media On Recent Reporting

September 16th, 2014 | by EJC

The recent flooding in Serbia and Bosnia indicated the failure of traditional media to adequately respond to the disaster through their coverage. Local media covered the events, but it was clear that television channels failed to get up-to-date information. Lana Pasic shows how social media filled these information voids


Crowdsourcing Flash-Flood Warnings That Race The Waters Downstream

September 10th, 2014 | by EJC

Bangladesh’s early warning systems to predict more conventional floods have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decades. But lack of cross-border cooperation in hydro-meteorological data means fast-moving waters from India can still have a devastating impact. Anu John reports on UNDP's journey to crowdsource early warning systems to mitigate this


Featured Tool: Flowminder Foundation

July 11th, 2014 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Flowminder Foundation



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