[ESIP-all] ESIP Disaster Response cluster

Helen Wood - NOAA Affiliate helen.wood at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 30 19:54:37 EST 2014

Since the Disaster Charter's definitions are particular to their specific
mission, it might be better to consider definitions from e.g. The UN ISDR.

Helpfully, Helen

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Fontaine, Kathleen S. (GSFC-6102) <
kathleen.s.fontaine at nasa.gov> wrote:

>  All -
>  You should look at basing your disaster definitions in part on the
> Disaster Charter, and then go from there.  Each signatory nation has an
> expectation of that definition for the scale of disaster that would invoke
> the Charter.  After that, of course, there are more localized disasters
> inherent to the region.
>  I'm sure that CEOS has incorporated those definitions, but I'd be more
> comfortable using an agreed set so it's easier to discuss ESIP's added
> value to the discussion.
>  Cheers
>  Kathy
> Sent from my iPhone.
> Dr. Kathleen Fontaine (Kathy)
> +1.301.408.8937
> On Jan 30, 2014, at 6:46 PM, "Moe, Karen (GSFC-4070)" <karen.moe at nasa.gov>
> wrote:
>   That is a very good question. From an ESIP perspective we can discuss
> and decide what scope makes sense  for the new cluster.
>  From recent work with CEOS (international Committee on Earth Observation
> Satellites), my colleague John Evans created a spreadsheet to compare what
> events different groups included in 'disasters'. The IFRC was most
> comprehensive. CEOS is currently focusing on floods, earthquakes and
> volcanoes.
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/y30u6gvwpw0i24h/Disaster%20types%20compared%20Dec12.xls
>   -Karen
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Joan Aron <joanaron at ymail.com>
> Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:10 PM
> To: ESIP All <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>, "Law, Emily S (JPL-3980)[Jet
> Propulsion Laboratory]" <emily.s.law at jpl.nasa.gov>
> Subject: Re: [ESIP-all] ESIP Disaster Response cluster
>  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:
>  Identify
> 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
> responseDevelop
> webinars or other outreach plans to raise awareness with
> end-users
> 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
> Wednesday.
>  http://doodle.com/nu5z4wcnm6nskk28
>   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 E

Helen M. Wood
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