disaster response

  • Responding to disaster with IoT and SDN mesh Crunch Network

    Responding to disaster with IoT and SDN mesh

    Communication is always important, but during a disaster it becomes paramount. The internet is the backbone of contemporary communications, from email and Twitter to Instagram and WhatsApp. If we suffer an internet outage, we’re at a loss for how to communicate with the connected world. Read More

  • Tweets Can Guide Emergency Responders Almost Immediately After An Earthquake

    Tweets Can Guide Emergency Responders Almost Immediately After An Earthquake

    Aggregated data from sites like Google and Twitter have given researchers new ways to track things ranging from diseases to emergency responses after a disaster. Now Stanford researchers are using tweets to supplement ShakeMaps, which are created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program to track earthquakes so quickly that data about affected areas is available almost… Read More