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Category: disaster management

Intricacies of implementing an ITU-T X.1303 Cross-Agency Situational-Awareness Platform in Maldives, Myanmar, and the Philippines

Maldives, Myanmar, and the Philippines are vulnerable to natural disasters. Sendai Framework of Action calls for risk reduction by implementing early warning systems. A prevailing challenge is for authorities to coordinate warnings across disparate communication systems and autonomous organizations. Cross-Agency Situational-Awareness platforms and the ITU-T X.1303 Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) interoperable data standards present themselves … CONTINUE READING

Generation of High-Resolution DSM Using UAV Images

Generating High-Resolution DSM often demands highly accurate data. Among the range of terrestrial and aerial methods available to produce such a dataset, this project tests the utility of images acquired by a fixed-wing, low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The data processing of UAV images has been carried out using the algorithms ranging from classical photogrammetry … CONTINUE READING

Building capacity on Common Alerting Protocol for Nepal

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) Nepal is in the process of operationalizing the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v 1.2 -enabled Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO): DHM Nepal Warning and Situational-Awareness System.

I have been working closely with friends from DHM in helping to get the system up and running. DHM is … CONTINUE READING

Extending SAMBRO for HydroMet Warnings in Nepal

Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker (SAMBRO) has been accepted by Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) for disseminating warnings Nepal. I am setting up the system in their office and customizing it to meet their needs. SAMBRO will be hosted in the DMH main office in Kathmandu. National Emergency Operations Center … CONTINUE READING

The Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a Sustainable World awards Best Paper to Location Based Early Warning Broker SAMBRO

Last week (14-16th November, 2016), Nuwan and myself had the privileges of attending and presenting our paper entitled “Intricacies of Implementing an ITU-T  X.1303 Cross-Agency Situational-Awareness Platform in Maldives, Myanmar and the Philippines” during The 8th ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences are organized by ITU-T and are technically … CONTINUE READING

CAP ENABLED SAMBRO – Myanmar Simulation

Teams from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), General Administrative Division(GAD), Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), Department of Health(DoH), Department of Agriculture (DoA), Department of Fisheries (DoF) and other government bodies gather together (27th-30th June) to simulate their own use-cases using the CAP enabled SAMBRO.

The simulation was performed CONTINUE READING

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