Disaster Management Initiative-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Coordination among Citizens, Emergency Responders and Command Centers

The Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) was established at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley (CMUSV) in 2009 with a mission to provide open and interoperable next-generation technical solutions for all-hazard multi-jurisdictional disasters. 

Newer technologies and approaches have the potential to enable better prediction, management and recovery of disasters. Smart phones, mobile devices, fast ubiquitous communications, social media, wireless sensors, crowd-sourcing, and collaborative information environments will empower and integrate individual citizens, community groups, first responders and emergency managers.

The DMI is a center of excellence for research, development, evaluation, advocacy and dissemination of such technologies, solutions and approaches. We have established a formal affiliates program and informal consortium of partners  to combine expertise and resources in the interest of disaster management and humanitarian assistance. We enable researchers, practitioners, developers, organizations and volunteers to  create solutions,  develop and assess technologies, and engage the local and regional community in outreach, workshops and pilot projects.

Uniquely located in the heart of Silicon Valley at the NASA Research Park, we leverage the innovative research and technology assets of Silicon Valley, Carnegie Mellon University and NASA Ames Research Center. Watch the video to learn more.

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Martin Griss, Director

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