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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CMUSV Director Martin Griss to Speak at Pacific Endeavor 2011

Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley Campus Director Martin Griss will be speaking and actively participating in Pacific Endeavor 2011, at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Command and Control Center at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, August 22-26. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

NASA “WRAP” Operations in Next-Gen EOC

NASA and Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley (CMUSV) Campus joined resources to conduct exercises for a NASA WRAP (Wildfire Research and Applications Partnership) mission in the CMUSV Next-Generation EOC (Emergency Operations Center). The mission is designed to collect and distribute real-time, geo-registered, multi-spectral wildfire image data using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). MORE
Friday, August 12, 2011

Novel Social Networking in Disaster Management

The Disaster Management Initiative at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is harnessing the social media revolution to develop tools for disaster response. Recent success stories highlight the potential of technological aids in disaster response, from the use of crowd-sourcing to aid translation after the Haiti earthquake, to volunteer mappers aiding emergency managers in the San Bruno Fire, to helping categorize and geo-locate messages from the ground during flooding in Pakistan so decisions-makers could make sense of the data in a map format. MORE
Friday, June 3, 2011

Hundreds Participate in 2nd Annual CMUSV DMI Workshop & MCC Vehicle Rally

Sponsored by California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA), California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV), and hosted by NASA Research Park, the 2nd Annual CMUSV Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) Workshop, held jointly with the California Mobile Command Center (MCC) Vehicle Rally, saw the likes of first responders, technologists, volunteers, and government officials descend upon CMU Silicon Valley campus to learn about new innovations and collaborations for the work they perform every day. MORE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CMUSV Brokers GPS Units to UN Project

Jeannie A. Stamberger, Associate Director of the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV), was instrumental in getting GPS units to a United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Office in Bogota, Colombia to assist the Humanitarian Rapid Need Analysis Mission to aid flood relief victims in Colombia. MORE
Monday, May 9, 2011

Interoperability and Ontology in Disaster Management

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s (CMUSV) Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) is giving attention to research and development of system interoperability. Interoperability and standards are critically needed for collaboration and clear information exchange between organizations involved in disaster management. MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2011

DMI Research Assisting Firefighters in Action

The growing Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) of Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus (CMUSV) features a solutions-oriented approach, matching real problems encountered in disaster response with technology to develop solutions. The challenge of tracking firefighters in buildings, yet to be resolved, for example, has gained attention of DMI partners, including CMUSV researchers, NASA Ames experts, and professional firefighters, to name a few, who are combining expertise to address the issue. MORE
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Next-Generation Emergency Operation Center (EOC)

The Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) is conducting experiments on Next-Generation Emergency Operating Centers (EOCs). In applying 21st century knowledge and technology, the concept of an EOC is being redefined. MORE
Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan Relief Efforts

Experts at Carnegie Mellon University are assisting various agencies and first responders in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunamis. MORE
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CMU Disaster Management Initiative Aids in Ongoing Relief Efforts

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) has been working with various field agencies and first responders to aid relief efforts for the Japan quake and pacific tsunamis. The DMI has been working on multiple projects to assist on-the-ground, as well as with data, communication, and coordination. MORE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jeannie Stamberger Interviewed on Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

Dr. Jeannie Stamberger, associate director of the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, was interviewed by the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the topic of Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief. The interview covered her experience in using social media to better manage disaster response. MORE
Friday, November 5, 2010

CMU Disaster Management Initiative Releases San Bruno Technical Debrief

The Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative is pleased to release the San Bruno Fire Technical Debrief in concert with the November 5 BACSPP Meta-leadership conference discussing the San Bruno fire.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MOU Signed to Include DMI in SCEWN Emergency Network

As partners in Carnegie Mellon University’s Disaster Management Initiative, San Jose Water Company and the Santa Clara Emergency Wireless Network (SCEWN) signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding on October 26, 2010, thus clearing the final hurdle to expand the SCEWN emergency network to include the CMU Silicon Valley campus, other sites at NASA’s Moffett Field, and San Jose Water Company’s own emergency management operations.
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Carnegie Mellon Participates in the Great Shakeout

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley researchers participated today in the Great ShakeOut, a California-wide emergency preparedness drill. MORE
Monday, July 12, 2010

CalEMA Selects Carnegie Mellon as Site for Latest Emergency Unit

The California Emergency Response Agency (CalEMA) has selected Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley as the site for one of twelve OASIS “COM62” Emergency Units.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Hosts Disaster Management Events

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's Disaster Management Initiative holds first workshop and hosts CrisisCampSiliconValley to further communications and technologies serving disaster management and recovery. MORE
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Event: CrisisCampSiliconValley Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at Moffett Field, March 26-28

Free Public Event Open to Community Groups and Individuals in San Francisco Bay Area Interested in Technology Innovation for Disaster Planning and Response, March 26-28, 2010 MORE
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Disaster Management Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Disaster Management Initiative: Kicks Off with Silicon Valley Workshop, Followed by CrisisCampSiliconValley at NASA Ames Research Park Focusing on Technology Innovations in Communications, Collaboration and Mobility Devices for Disaster Planning
Friday, January 15, 2010

WCA eCLIC Disaster Management Lab Developed at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

eCLIC, the emergency Communications Leadership & Innovation Center, a special interest group of the Wireless Communications Alliance, will participate in the important disaster management initiative of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus and jointly plan and develop the “eCLIC Labs at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley”. MORE