• Event: Wildfires, Power Outages, and the Pandemic

    May 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    The 2021 fire season in California is already being viewed by many with alarm. Widespread drought across the region has produced an exceptionally large amount of dry fuel, particularly in mountainous areas of Northern California, increasing risks for multiple large-scale fires.

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  • Where are Health Resources Most Needed to Prepare for the 2021 California Wildfire Season?

    As California prepares for another wildfire season, safety net health facilities are preparing to meet the needs of populations that will be affected in coming months. Given the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing resource limitations, those efforts need to be focused where impacts are likely to be greatest.

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  • Displacement and Gender on St Vincent Following the La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption

    The La Soufriere volcano on the island of St Vincent began erupting on the 27th of December at the end of 2020. On April 13th, 2021 an enormous plume of ash and smoke spewed from the crater.

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  • COVID-19 Mobility Data Network – Annual Report 2020

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We provide scalable expertise in Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, for equitable and transparent crisis planning and response.

CrisisReady is based at
Harvard University &
Direct Relief


WORK

CrisisReady works with international agencies, governments, NGOS, and technology companies to implement Data, Methods, and Translational Readiness for response to health emergencies and disasters. 

Our Work

California Wildfires Project


Predicting and responding to dynamic health-system demands in the context of the CA wildfires and PSPS events.


Wildfires

OpenDP


opendp.org


Engaging a community of collaborators in academia, industry, and government to build trustworthy, open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


OpenDP

Disaster Mobility Data Network


Mobility data can play a vital role in all aspects of emergency management, from building resilient infrastructure and transport systems, to measuring rates and directions of evacuation, to assisting with targeted, timely, and effective recovery efforts.


DMDN

Safe, Responsible, Fair and Equitable use of Human Mobility Data


The CrisisReady team hosted a series of seminars in March and April 2020 to build consensus around key technical, ethical and policy issues…


Data Policy

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network


covid19mobility.org


A network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response.


Mobility Data

Rapid Response Grants


CrisisReady supports and sustains the practical engagement of academic researchers in response to disasters and public health emergencies by providing small, fast-tracked grants which enable academics to devote focused time and attention to key problems in data, methods, and translational readiness.


Grants

Nowcasting Population Displacement During US Hurricanes


The combination of human mobility data with other datasets can allow a better understanding of unprecedented situations, such as the behavior of populations affected by multiple simultaneous disasters.


Hurricanes

Facebook Mobility Map


The data contained in this map displays county level changes in the rates of mobility and staying put, which can allow people to understand the degree to which their communities may be adopting physical distancing efforts.


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SPOTLIGHT

Explore some of our more recent and impactful projects spanning data, methods, and translational readiness.

More Updates

Displacement and Gender on St Vincent Following the La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption


May 26, 2021


The La Soufriere volcano on the island of St Vincent began erupting on the 27th of December at the end of 2020. On April 13th, 2021 an enormous plume of ash and smoke spewed from the crater.


TAGS:Disasters Mobility Data DMDN News Case Studies Spotlight Facebook

Where are Health Resources Most Needed to Prepare for the 2021 California Wildfire Season?


May 25, 2021


As California prepares for another wildfire season, safety net health facilities are preparing to meet the needs of populations that will be affected in coming months. Given the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing resource limitations, those efforts need to be focused where impacts are likely to be greatest.


TAGS:Disasters Wildfires News Spotlight California

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