Topic: Disasters



Events

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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Events

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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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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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

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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Publications

Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico


Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2020, 117 (51) 32772-32778
December 22, 2020 by Rolando J. Acosta, Nishant Kishore, Rafael A. Irazarry, Caroline Buckee



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Spotlight

National Shelter System Data: Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications to COVID-19


by Abhishek Bhatia


In the United States, the vast majority of shelters are operated by agencies like the American Red Cross, other not-for-profit organizations, or directly by the county government. During disasters, the sudden demand for services at these shelters contributes to challenges in resource allocation and complicates the logistics of keeping people safe during mass gatherings.


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Events

Data, Equity, and Wildfires: California 2020


  • DATE:
    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

CrisisReady is pleased to announce its panel on Data, Equity, and Wildfires in California.


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Spotlight

Many Displaced from Hurricane Laura Are Now in Path of Hurricane Delta


by Andrew Schroeder


Hurricane Delta is set to make landfall as a Category 2 storm on the coast of Louisiana and western Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 9. This would be a serious situation under any circumstance, but for those still displaced from the last major storm in this area, Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on Aug.


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