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Amphibious command and control tool - HispanicBusiness.com

Amphibious command and control tool HispanicBusiness.com Contract awarded for amphibious command and control tool Category: Software or hardware engineering Contract Period: 24-Apr-2013 to 31-May-2013 Contract Value: (AUD) $33000.00 Source: https://www.tenders.gov.au//?event=public.cn....
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West Virginia Disaster: Mon Power Rushes Repairs

West Virginia Disaster: Mon Power Rushes Repairs | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Strong thunderstorms pounded West Virginia with heavy rains and whipping winds last week, resulting in tens of thousands of power outages.
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Airbox MOSAIC for frontline operations

Airbox Systems MOSAIC - Mission Optimised Situational Awareness Information & Collaboration. MOSAIC is a frontline operational system for Law Enforcement
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Disaster - earthquake catastrophe in the world in 2015 - tsunami earthquake disaster

Disaster struck , the earthquake in the world in 2015 , 2015 tsunami earthquake , global disaster , catastrophe
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The EC3 Command and Control Center at Expo 2015

The EC3 Command and Control Center: a journey into the beating heart of Expo Milan 2015. ​http://tinyurl.com/zwmfgfv
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Fukushima Four Years After The Nuclear Disaster Is A Post&Apocalyptic Wasteland - Co.Exist

Fukushima Four Years After The Nuclear Disaster Is A Post&Apocalyptic Wasteland - Co.Exist | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
In these amazing photos, a photographer gets rare access to document the both extraordinary and mundane images of the Fukushima cleanup.
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Command Exercise draws to a close with a Hot Debrief. Big thank you to all crews, Fire Control, Staff and Patients. http://t.co/qMX66Wxtm9
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Estill County faces third federal disaster in six weeks - WKYT

Estill County faces third federal disaster in six weeks - WKYT | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
As fish swam down a submerged Millers Creek Road Wednesday, Estill County Resident Donald Abney said seeing roads covered in water this season is nothing out of the ordinary.
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Integrating Geo-Data with Social Media Improves Situational Awareness During Disasters

Integrating Geo-Data with Social Media Improves Situational Awareness During Disasters | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
A new data-driven study on the flooding of River Elbe in 2013 (one of the most severe floods ever recorded in Germany) shows that geo-data can enhance the process of extracting relevant information...
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Expert Brief: Elliott Abrams: Syria: Humanitarian Disaster—and ...

Expert Brief: Elliott Abrams: Syria: Humanitarian Disaster—and ... | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Syria's civil war poses an expanding threat to the region and beyond. Washington should seize the opportunity that still exists to weaken the Assad regime, writes CFR's Elliott Abrams.
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Situational Awareness with Dr. Rich Gasaway

Situational Awareness with Dr. Rich Gasaway | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Situational awareness is and should always be at the forefront of any EMS scene. We will have Dr. Richard Gasaway on with us to talk about how Situational Awareness Matters.
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James Newman's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:44 PM

Okay, this audio podcast takes a little while to get going (starts around the 2 minute mark), but importantly discusses what Situational (and Meta-) Awareness is and do I see and understand what is happening around me.

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Twitter Will Now Alert Users When Disaster Strikes - Fast Company

Twitter Will Now Alert Users When Disaster Strikes - Fast Company | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
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Twitter Will Now Alert Users When Disaster Strikes
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Twitter users may find themselves being warned of an impending disaster via SMS as well as the site's mobile app.
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Can Official Disaster Response Apps Compete with Twitter ...

Can Official Disaster Response Apps Compete with Twitter ... | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
There are over half-a-billion Twitter users, with an average of 135000 new users signing up on a daily basis (1). Can emergency management and disaster response organizations win over some Twitter users by convincing ...
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Doctor Of The Future Gains 'Situational Awareness' With Google Glass [VIDEO] - Medical Daily

Doctor Of The Future Gains 'Situational Awareness' With Google Glass [VIDEO] - Medical Daily | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Doctor Of The Future Gains 'Situational Awareness' With Google Glass [VIDEO] Medical Daily ... field of vision at any time.
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West Virginia deadly floods: Obama declares major disaster - BBC News

West Virginia deadly floods: Obama declares major disaster - BBC News | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
President Obama declares a major disaster in the state of West Virginia, where the worst floods in more than a century have left at least 24 people dead.
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Can Machine Learning Improve Natural and Human Disaster Outcomes

Can Machine Learning Improve Natural and Human Disaster Outcomes | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
There are more mobile phones than humans on earth. That presents a unique opportunity for big data and, more importantly, the insights from the data to be applied to greater social good. At this week’s PAPIs Connect—a predictive application programming interface (API) conference in Valencia, Spain—Nuria Oliver, the scientific director of Telefonica’s R&D program, spoke about how to adapt this data via machine learning. Today, we touch on two of the situations she presented where big data and machine learning gave insight into how governments can better address crises, whether it’s a natural disaster or a disease outbreak. Where Does All This Big Data Come From? In this piece we aren’t talking about personalized data or even that which we’re offering via our social media accounts. Rather, this research focused on anonymized aggregated data that comes simply from us using our phones. A cell tower provides an approximate location which means it acts as a sort of encrypted sensor of activity that can range in breadth from a few hundred meters to a few kilometers in diameter. From this, telecom companies can create social graphs that give fairly accurate estimates of mobility patterns in order to locate areas of need in case of emergency. There’s plenty of data gathered from calls and SMS text messages. Since smartphones and feature phones are equally capable of generating this data, this study can be replicated across cities around the world (for example, where feature phones are more prevalent). Related: How Machine Learning APIs are Being Used to Predict Startup Success When this mobility data is combined with public information like censuses, it can be used to leverage data for social good, including the following four situations highlighted by Oliver: To help urban planning with flows of mobility. The data is more accurate than censuses that may only happen at 10-12 year intervals. Develop more up-to-date official statistics Crisis management Public health tools — to understand how pandemics are propagating and to better organize response with limited resources How Big Data is Changing Natural Disaster Response In Autumn 2009, a state in Mexico was experiencing serious flooding and Telefonica partnered with the United Nations Global Pulse to analyze the impact of these floods, focusing on two questions. First, could mobile data help identify the areas affected by floods? Data was aggregated from three sources: Combined mobile data for geolocation Census data — for representativeness of mobile data Precipitation data from government for timeline of the weather and the government’s notifications Then, to create a steady variable, Christmastime user behavior was compared to that of flood-time behavior (both events involved heightened behavior and mobile phone usage). Whereas heightened phone usage occurred everywhere over Christmas, heightened usage only jumped in affected regions during the flooding The second question was to see if the governmental warning had been effective. The data proved that it wasn’t since the jump in phone usage didn’t occur at that time of the warning, but rather hours later when the flooding was rampant. From this, it became clear that the Mexican government and the regional government had to rethink its ways of reaching out to citizens.   How Machine Learning Could Slow Disease Outbreak Spring 2009 found the first H1N1 or swine flu outbreak in Mexico. As it spread, the government’s response changed. First, there was a simple warning to avoid crowds. Then the Mexican government went ahead and closed schools, museums and other public institutions, including, while a pro soccer game still went on, not allowing anyone to attend it. Finally, after the World Health Organization raised the H1N1 outbreak to the highest level of risk—pandemic—the federal government shut down any all non-emergency services in order to restrain mobility with an eye towards containing the pandemic. To establish a baseline, Telefonica compared five months of mobile phone records during the pandemic’s outbreak to the the same five days of the previous year to the baseline comparison. They realized that the first stage recommendation didn’t change any behavior. “When the government just issues a recommendation, we don’t think it affects us, just our neighbors,” Oliver said. At the second stage, it reduced mobility by 80 percent. The third warning didn’t reduce as much but the comparison was May 1 (Labour Day) to Cinco de Mayo. The other part of the test research, which has been replicated in situations like Ebola, was to test if there was actually an impact on the spread of this influenza because of the governmental measures by bringing together data from the cell towers along with the disease model at its different stages of propagation. The study found that there was a ten percent decrease in spread and a 40-hour delay in the spread, which is a significant coup for medical service preparedness. Even this non-specific generalized mobile data was enough to create significant clustering maps of mobility so lessons can be learned for the next disaster. Where to Now? These projects took years because they were the first of their kind and they came with the particular challenge of forging those first public-private partnerships. The next logical step is to replicate this learning in other countries for making disaster outreach more efficient. Big data and machine learning for social good is moving toward real-time data, like sending the Red Cross into the most affected areas, and mixing this data with social media in the same way that Facebook and Twitter have been leveraged to mark people as safe and to promote safe havens during recent emergencies. While this article discusses just a handful of real world cases, the limits of data for social good can be limitless. Have you heard of another impressive use case where data is improving many lives when they most need it? Tell us in the comments below or tweet to @ProgrammableWeb and @JKRiggins so we can continue to highlight #tech4good!
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Nepal Seismological Center records 4.0 tremor in Okhaldhunga | Recent Natural Disasters | Emergencies | Hazards | Calamities

Nepal Seismological Center records 4.0 tremor in Okhaldhunga | Recent Natural Disasters | Emergencies | Hazards | Calamities | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Nepal Seismological Center has recorded magnitude 4.0 tremor in Okhaldhunga at 10:59 am Thursday morning. According to the Seismological Center, the epicenter was located near Sanghutar Bazar around 68 km from popular Namche Bazar. This is the 442th aftershock of magnitude 4 and greater recorded since April 25 Gorkha earthquake. No damage or injuries have been reported. Two days ago, magnitude 4.5 earthquake caused land cracks in Sindhupalchowk district. The earthquake caused multiple cracks in Baaskharka area of Selang VDC where around 150 families have been living in temporary shelters.
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Is Command and Control Leadership A Relic Of The Past? - Dirk Beveridge

Is Command and Control Leadership A Relic Of The Past? - Dirk Beveridge | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
US LBM, the billion dollar plus distributor of building products moves fast. Their motto is “moving forward at the speed of us.” So how does L.T. Gibson, US LBM’s transformative CEO, lead the organization so that it moves forward (fast) at the speed of its 4,000 associates? According to LT, leadership begins with the ability …
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Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning - Phys.Org

Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning - Phys.Org | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
As the 10th U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.
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Social Media as an Effective Platform for Disaster Relief - Small Business Trends

Social Media as an Effective Platform for Disaster Relief - Small Business Trends | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
The day after the typhoon, James David went out on the roads in search of a telephone booth that...
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Maldives facing 'disaster' over drinking water shortage - Telegraph.co.uk

Maldives facing 'disaster' over drinking water shortage - Telegraph.co.uk | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
The honeymoon destination famed for its pristine white beaches and turquoise waters is in a "state of crisis" as the capital's only desalination plant is destroyed by fire
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NICE Systems Safe City Solution boosts security in Nanded, India - India Security World

NICE Systems Safe City Solution boosts security in Nanded, India - India Security World | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
The crowd control video analytics allow police to identify potential safety threats stemming from overcrowding, an ongoing concern due to the city’s influx of visitors.
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Insitu upgrades unmanned aircraft system common command and control system

Insitu upgrades unmanned aircraft system common command and control system | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
bBINGEN, Wash., 22 Feb. 2014.b Insitu introduces version 2.0 ofnbsp;its a href=http://www.insitu.com/systems/icomc2ICOMC2a common command and control system, enabling a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with...
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HMI / SCADA: Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards ...

HMI / SCADA: Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards ... | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
The Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards that is build in the InTouch 2014, makes it easy for application developers to create highly intuitive visual content and custom applications specific to an event.
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Amphibious command and control tool - HispanicBusiness.com

Amphibious command and control tool HispanicBusiness.com Contract awarded for amphibious command and control tool Category: Software or hardware engineering Contract Period: 24-Apr-2013 to 31-May-2013 Contract Value: (AUD) $33000.00 Source: https://www.tenders.gov.au//?event=public.cn....
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Situational awareness training develops critical thinking skills for soldiers - DVIDS

Situational awareness training develops critical thinking skills for soldiers - DVIDS | Situational Awareness | Scoop.it
Situational awareness training develops critical thinking skills for soldiers DVIDS Role players act out a typical day in an Afghan village while soldiers assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion observe from a distance at Point du Hoc training area...
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