Information is one of the most important commodities in disaster management, including for operations and public awareness. In recent years as the size, scale and complexity of disasters have increased dramatically, the need for information systems that help us effectively manage information is more important than ever. As such, we need to consider the relative strengths and weakness of humans and computers and understand the totality of information issues that we encounter as an industry.
But we are only beginning to scratch the surface on how to get the right information to the right people at the right time in the right way. Theoretically this should be an easy task.Read More