Managing Information in Natural Disasters
MIND is an automated open-source platform that presents a range of data sources relevant to humanitarian response.
Responding to natural disasters effectively is vital for saving lives and limiting disaster impact. While each natural disaster comes with its unique conditions, two challenges generally exist:
- Critical information pertaining to the situation on the ground tends to be scattered among responders
- Valuable time often gets lost in the immediacy of these events as authorities prepare response strategies.
The platform is built on an automated data pipeline, allowing it to stream and analyse several non-traditional data sets all in one place. This data pipeline is triggered based on disaster alerts received from the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), which is a global system aimed at closing information and coordination gaps.
See the existing features below