Browsing the "Disaster" Tag

Unpacking The Drivers Of Accountability

December 30th, 2015 | by EJC

Nick van Praag looks at how to give affected people a ‘voice’ in humanitarian responses, and the complex mix of tools and incentives that influence these feedback mechanisms.


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



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