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Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam

Aéroport de Port Vila – Bauerfield International Airport. As we land, thousands of uprooted trees could be seen in almost every direction.

Massive roots were not enough to save these trees from Cyclone Pam. 960 more words

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Mental Health Crisis in the U.S. - Modeling Disaster

A nationwide mental health crisis isn’t a traditional disaster, but it is a disaster. It is a negative “event” that directly affects a large number of people and it’s adverse effects are not hypothetical or latent. 445 more words

Remote Sensing Satellites and the Regulation of Violence in Areas of Limited Statehood

In 1985, American intelligence analyst Samuel Loring Morison was charged with espionage after leaking this satellite image of a Soviet shipyard:

And here’s a satellite image of the same shipyard today, free & publicly available via Google Earth: 1,286 more words

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Video: Digital Humanitarians & Next Generation Humanitarian Technology

How do international humanitarian organizations make sense of the “Big Data” generated during major disasters? They turn to Digital Humanitarians who craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing solutions with trail-blazing insights from artificial intelligence to make sense of vast volumes of social media, satellite imagery and even UAV/aerial imagery. 81 more words


Reflections on Digital Humanitarians - The Book

In January 2014, I wrote this blog post announcing my intention to write a book on Digital Humanitarians. Well, it’s done! And launches this week… 1,388 more words