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February 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Action Systems/T2C3 T2C3 (Tactical Tempest Command & Control Center) is a platform for secure, mobile, and flexible field-based command & control communication that can be adapted for a wide variety of scenarios and environments. http://www.t2c3.com/

Day & Night Solar Sun Commander® Series 8000, a solar PV mobile unit with on-grid/off-grid capabilities will be fully charged and ready to supply immediate and continuous power with various connection options available during power outages or disasters. Recipient of the 2013 NECA Showstopper award for their patent pending Sun Commander® Series 8000. www.dayandnightsolar.com

EcoLoo NDU ECOLOO Group is a leading green innovation organization from Sweden that innovates, designs, markets and produces sustainable toilet technology to solve water, sanitation and hygiene issues and achieve environmental sustainability. The Group is supported by partners across Africa and Asia and soon North America. ECOLOO is odorless, waterless, sewage less, requires no plumbing, no piping, no maintenance, no waste collection, and uses special formula to treat and transform the waste into value added organic fertilizer. www.ecoloogroup.com

eFedSystems Corporation/ Tri-Star Services Program Management and Contract Administration on several Multiple Award Contract vehicles (like SeaPort-e, GSA...

January 28, 2014 | 0 comments

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has released the Verification Handbook, the first ever guide for using user-generated content (UGC) during humanitarian emergencies.

Whether it is debunking images of ‘street sharks’ during Hurricane Sandy, or determining the veracity of videos that depict human rights abuses, reporting the right information is critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers as a crisis unfolds.

By providing the exact methods needed to validate information, photos and videos shared by the crowd, the Verification Handbook forms an essential component of any organisation’s disaster preparedness plan.

The Verification Handbook draws on the experiences of practitioners from some of the world’s premier news and aid organisations, including BBC, Storyful, The Guardian, ABC, Buzzfeed UK, NHK, Poynter Institute, Digital First Media, the Tow Center, GigaOM, the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning, OpenStreetMap, Amnesty International, Circa, Meedan, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), WITNESS, the Dart Centre Europe, and Shabab Souria.

An online version of Verification Handbook is available for free at http://verificationhandbook.com, and a PDF, Kindle and Print version will be released on 7 February. An Arabic version of the Handbook will also be released soon thereafter.

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January 24, 2014 | 0 comments

This list of academic journals was put together by York University in Canada. It has over 125 journals spanning disaster & emergency management, business continuity, risk and hazards. It is uploaded to GoogleDocs format and can be accessed and edited: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tlQWyP7fE05iHZkmNkmgLU0XdOrx8Pna...

January 8, 2014 | 0 comments

The World Disasters Report 2013 by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and opportunities may emerge as a result of technological innovations.The responsible use of technology offers concrete ways to make humanitarian assistance more effective, efficient and accountable and can, in turn, directly reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience. Finding ways for advances in technology to serve the most vulnerable is a moral imperative; a responsibility, not a choice: http://worlddisastersreport.org/en/

January 6, 2014 | 0 comments

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