Bonn Workshop

Emergency.lu Solution

Marianne Donven, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Benjamin Hourte, HITEC Luxembourg S.A.
Alan Kuresevic, SES Astra TechCom
Sven Mertes, Luxembourg Air Rescue

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IT-supported management of mass casualty incidents: the e-Triage project

Anton Donner and Javier Mulero Chaves

DLR, Institute of Communications and Navigation, Weßling/Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Introduction

The World Health Organization (WHO) gives the following definitions of disasters and emergencies:

“Disasters are events that occur when significant numbers of people are exposed to hazards to which they are vulnerable, with resulting injury and loss of life, often combined with damage to property and livelihoods.”

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Satellite communication for disaster management

During this session, presentations and discussions on satellite communications services, namely satellite phones, Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), and Broadband Global Area Networks (BGANs) for emergency telecommunications were held by the service providers and technology developers. This publication includes three examples of applications that were recently developed in this field.

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The International Network of Crisis Mappers

Jen Ziemke, Co-Founder, International Network of Crisis Mappers

The Network

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The DLR Center for Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI): Current status and considerations for the future

Harald Mehl, Head of Unit - Civil Crisis Information and Geo Risk, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Stefan Voigt, Senior Researcher / Teamleader "Humanitarian Relief & Civil Security", German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Overview of the flood situation in West Africa in 2010: the role of spatial information management

Abdoulaye Dieye, GIS Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Office for West and Central Africa (UNOCHA/ROWCA)

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Since 2007, the flood situation in West Africa is becoming more and more recurrent and the impact on the population and infrastructures is becoming more severe.

 

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The 4C-Challenge: Communication - Coordination - Cooperation - Capacity Development

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Image credits: Background: Fabian Selg. From top left to bottom right: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: UN-SPIDER. 4, 9: NASA. 7:Türksat. 8: DLR.

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Introduction by the Board of Editors

 

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