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Upcoming Disaster Mobility Data Network Meetings


  • DATE:
    Thu, Sep 23, 2021 — Thu, Dec 16, 2021

Agenda 2021 (October - December) October 28, 2021 Hamish Patten (Oxford University) and Andreas Gros (Facebook) - Mobility Impact Analysis November 23, 2021 Boyeoung Hong (NYU) - Disaster Risk Reduction & Mobility December 16, 2021 Esteban Moro (MIT) and Alex Pompe (Facebook) - Data Ethics & Privacy


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Disaster Mobility Data Network (Meeting 3)


  • DATE:
    Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 09:00am — 10:00am

We are delighted to invite you to our third meeting of the Disaster Mobility Data Network. This session will present summary deliberations from the Harvard Radcliffe Seminar Series held in March and April 2021, in consulation with nearly 40 technologists, scientists, lawyers and humanitarian responders from around the world.



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Resources

Situation Reports


The page contains situational awareness PDF reports and hosted layers generated for multiple disasters in the year 2021


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Publications

Data in Crisis — Rethinking Disaster Preparedness in the United States


Published in New England Journal of Medicine, Medicine and Society (2021)
September 1, 2021 by Satchit Balsari, M.D., M.P.H., Mathew V. Kiang, Sc.D., and Caroline O. Buckee, D.Phil.



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Disaster Mobility Data Network Launch Meeting


  • DATE:
    Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00am — 10:00am

Changes in mobile phone technology, notably the near-ubiquity in many places of GPS-enabled smartphones, have altered the ways that response agencies and researchers understand and respond to crises. As this data becomes mainstream in emergency management, key issues of data capacity and data literacy - as well as ethics, privacy, and data protection - become increasingly pressing.



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Spotlight

TheVerge.com: The Pandemic Showed that Big Tech Isn’t a Public Health Savior


June 9, 2021


CrisisReady co-founder Andrew Schroeder was interviewed for an article which appeared on June 3, 2021 in The Verge on the role that big technology firms played during the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Publications

The impact of mobility network properties on predicted epidemic dynamics in Dhaka and Bangkok


Published in Epidemics, Volume 35, 2021, 100441, ISSN 1755-4365
June 1, 2021 by Tyler S. Brown, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Mathew V. Kiang, Ayesha S. Mahmud, Richard J. Maude, Caroline O. Buckee



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Publications

Socioeconomic Status Determines COVID-19 Incidence and Related Mortality in Santiago, Chile


Published in Science 372, no. 6545: eabg5298
May 28, 2021 by Mena, Gonzalo E., Pamela P. Martinez, Ayesha S. Mahmud, Pablo A. Marquet, Caroline O. Buckee, and Mauricio Santillana



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Spotlight

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


by Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


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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Spotlight

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


by Caleb Dresser, Neil Singh Bedi, Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


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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Events

Wildfires, Power Outages, and the Pandemic


  • DATE:
    Fri, May 28, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

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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Resources

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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Events

Ground Truth Matters: Travel Surveys, Covid-19, and the Limits of Human Mobility Data


  • DATE:
    Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 10:00am — 11:00am

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic digital data on human mobility has played crucial roles in response efforts ranging from monitoring non-pharmaceutical interventions like physical distancing, evaluating different types of testing and seroprevalence strategies, and assisting with targeted re-opening efforts to maximize health and reduce economic harm.



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Spotlight

As Disaster Response Changes, Data Leads the Way


by Amarica Rafanelli


The environments in which disasters occur are changing. Populations are denser. Climates are more extreme. And technology is burgeoning into new realms. These changes have ushered in a new era of disaster response.


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Events

Translational Readiness, Data Collaboratives and Capacity Building- Lessons from COVID-19


  • DATE:
    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

This Panel examined the practices of recent mobility data collaboratives in order to engage a conversation about the future of global capacity building for translational readiness and crisis response.



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Events

Launch of CrisisReady


  • DATE:
    Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:30pm

CrisisReady is organized around the principles of Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, and seeks to advance data-driven decision-making during public health emergencies. CrisisReady evolved from the Covid-19 Mobility Data Network, a research network of 100+ scientists from around the world who volunteered their time to serve as trusted intermediaries between technology companies and city and state governments around the world, in 2020.



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