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#SMEM Camp Report Released

On Wednesday November 10, 2011 a community of emergency management practitioners in collaboration with a volunteer research team at CNA, released a report of the findings of the March 2011 Social Media in Emergency Management Camp. During this event emergency managers and practitioners gathered to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using social media and [...] Continue reading

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CrisisCommons Interim Management Team…

CrisisCommons has a new Interim Management Team. We are entering a new era of consolidation and outreach to volunteers across the globe. We will focus our attention in the next few months on strengthening our relationships with all of you involved in crisis camps and VTC activities. Our aim is to build on the successes [...]

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CrisisCommons Interim Governance Introduction

We’ve been getting some questions over at the governance committee about our current activities. People have stepped up to help us with our tasks and offer their input and experience from other ventures to assist us. Our committee consists of David Black, Pascal Schuback, Aaron Huslage, Jeannie Stamberger, and Willow Brugh.We are pleased that people are showing interest [...] Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Update 1

  Update 1: Hurricane Irene (8/26/2011 6:30pm EST) Today there has been activity across email and Skype on supporting the Hurricane Irene response. Safety First – Be Smart First – if you are in the storm path, please take precautions and be prepared NOW for power outages and severe damage. We do not advocate for [...] Continue reading

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Big Ideas for Facebook Disaster Relief

Hi everybody! Just back from a great visit with our CrisisCamp friends in Europe and the first Missing Persons Data Summit with some super smart policy and technical folks. We hope to have some great “Road Journal” updates about our adventures and the great work of so many people who made it all possible. Be [...]

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Recent tornadoes presenting new challenges for social media warning systems

The tornadoes that have left many communities in the US devistated in recent weeks have shown us – among the tragedy and incredible fortitude of the survivors and response organizations – new challenges and uses of how social media has to be employed. In the past, CrisisCommons has offered support and online coordination for earthquakes, [...]

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Active Standby: Sendai Quake (Report 3)

CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, continues to stand at ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that has affected countries across [...]

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Monitoring: Sendai Quake (Report 2)

Update: CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, stands ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies such as UN OCHA, Red Cross or local emergency management in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake [...]

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