Academic Research on Disaster Communications Technology [Survey]

Two great universities, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Engineering, are coming together to do some much needed research on disaster communications technology. I am very pleased to see this type of research taking place and hope you can participate by completing this survey.

The researchers are looking for all levels of practitioners involved in emergencies or disasters (e.g., DoD, DHS, Public Safety, private industry, etc.). The survey has 25 questions and should take about 15 minutes.  

The purpose of this research study is to explore emergency response tasks, equipment and incident management operations. The responses collected will be vital to improving communication technologies and addressing future incident challenges more effectively.

They are also exploring the relationship between traditional Public Safety (i.e. Fire, Law, EMS) communication and information usage / needs in the Utilities sector (i.e. Refineries, etc.). 

Here is the full link to the survey: