Questions related to Disaster Studies
Hi dear community,
I am currently working on a project where I want to generate a 3D reconstructed model consisting of rubble piles (in consequence of a building collapse) via remote sensing. In my case, I employ LiDAR aerial laser scanner as well as aerial photogrammetry for point cloud generation of the disaster scene. The problem is that solely the surface of the scene that lies in the field of view can be reconstructed. However, in order to evaluate the structural behavior of the debris with regards to structural stability, I need to know how the collapsed elements are structured beneath the debris surface. Does somebody has an idea how I can proceed or has anybody conducted a related study? Is my objective even feasible?
Thank you in advance!
The method of data collection will be an appraisal and evaluation of different disastrous situations. While the objectives is to;
1. Identify possible causes of some disasters
2. Investigate the effects of disasters on conditions, and essential lifeline services
3. Analyze the effect of disasters on public services and Environmental Health Services
4. Identify ways of Planning for effective management of environmental health services and resources in the event of a sudden natural disaster.
5. The management of disaster-created environmental health conditions
I am searching for literature about the process of monitoring by leaders of a rapid response team during emergency situation (i.e. medical/ military of firefighting). What does a supervisor do when he/she monitor a subordinate? What are do or don’t for leaders in the monitoring process to ensure that his subordinates are fulfilling their expected task conform the roles?
I'm looking for examples when impacts of major ecological disasters have been examined and lessons learned are well known and have been applied to mitigate similar events. many thanks for your help.
i want to do a research about planning mitigation for disabilities, especially for physical disability. I want to know the needs or the facilities for them during disaster
The Berlin Natural History Museum is currently developing a disaster preparedness plan for its huge collections. Fire, water, earthquakes and other catastrophes represent an immense threat for our cultural and natural heritage. The history is full of examples of irreplaceable losses due to such catastrophes and a significant lack of preparedness. It would be interesting to see if you have some sort of disaster preparedness in your facility or for the collections in your responsibility.
Kumbh Mela and other religious gatherings are regular features. Human Stampedes have become common. The official documents specify dos and don'ts procedures but leave the nuts and bolts to the organizers. Simple, effective, technology oriented solutions need to be explored to save lives.
I've been working for more than three years on natural disaster management, and one of the major gaps I could identify is the lack of comprehensive and powerful software. Sahana Eden is an open source that claims to support disaster management activities. However, the interface is not so friendly and the software itself is essentially oriented for inventory managing. The messaging features are useful but could be highly improved.
In this scope, I've been seeking for a good software without success. It should be a good messenger and should be focused on process management. Does anyone know something that could match my necessities?
Aside from providing information to a wide range of audiences, has there been or is there a more direct way to make use of the many damage related maps/GIS that have been generated within the last few days to help in the ongoing response to the disaster brought by typhoon Haiyan to the Philippines?