[ESIP-all] ESIP Disaster Response cluster

Joan Aron joanaron at ymail.com
Thu Jan 30 18:10:02 EST 2014

Could you explain what you are including in "disaster"?

The more obvious ones are flooding and earthquakes.  
What about hazardous air quality? 
What about pandemic flu?  

- Joan Aron

On Thu, 1/30/14, Law, Emily S (3980) <emily.s.law at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

 Subject: [ESIP-all] ESIP Disaster Response cluster
 To: "esip-all at lists.esipfed.org" <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>
 Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 3:46 PM
 Hi All,
 Karen and I would like to invite
 you to join a new ESIP cluster "Disaster
 Response", and subscribe to its mailing
 list: esip-disasters at lists.esipfed.org
 Draft mission statement of this cluster:
 The main
 objective of the Disaster Response Cluster is to facilitate
 connections and coordinate efforts among data
  providers, managers and developers of disaster response
 systems and tools, and end-user communities within
 Examples of
 topics that the cluster will address include:
 disaster response full-cycleMap
 dataset types to disaster types by leveraging existing
 effortsAssess and prioritize use cases and
 user needs Assess
 existing capabilities and processesAssess
 common architecture patterns to disaster
 webinars or other outreach plans to raise awareness with
 If you
 are interested, please participate in the following
  Doodle Poll "ESIP Disaster Response Monthly
 Telecon" and cast your votes by the end of Feb 5, next
 We'd like to kick off our
 first teleon in either 2nd or 3rd week of February to
 finalize the cluster's mission statement, discuss goals
 and potential activities the group plan to accomplish by
  Summer ESIP. Below is a list of possible
 activities that we can touch on.
 Gather insights from organizations addressing disasters
 like GEOSS, USGEO, OSTP, CEOS, OGC (complement not duplicate
 effort)Collect information from ESIP members
 involved in disaster response/risk reduction such as what
 data are being used now (list of derived products) and map
 data sources to consumers (probably by hazard
 type)Capture use casesIdentify commonality
 and major gapsDevelop a webinar or exhibit on the
 use of EO for disasters to engage end users and better
 understand their needs
 We look
 forward to our 1st telecon, and working with you.
 Emily Law
 & Karen Moe
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