Martin Vanauer

Mobile Crisis Situation Assessment: Development of new Tool in Cooperation with JRC and the United Nations OCHA and UNICEF

Mobile Map View of Crisis Situation Assessment

The project seminar "Mobile Crisis Situation Assessment"(MoCSA) at the Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management has completed the development of the next version of the GDACSmobile prototype, in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and stakeholders from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

GDACSmobile is a client-server application for crisis situation assessment that enables the disaster-affected public and professional aid workers to gather, analyze and disseminate information via mobile devices and a web client. The new prototype features several extensions and improvements, such as more powerful mechanisms for content moderation and systems integration.

The application is part of the social media strategy and exploratory work of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) to develop better information management and sharing tools in the immediate aftermath of humanitarian catastrophes.

For more information, please contact Daniel Link.