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A New Chapter for CrisisCommons

I was in town the other day chatting with Noel and we regaled about all the great things that we have seen happen since that first tweetup in March of 2009 where we wondered if anyone would be interested in creating the very first CrisisCamp. Indeed, not only was there one that was created but […]

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Happy Holidays!

From everyone at CrisisCommons we hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season! ** See you in 2012 ** (Image: Wikipedia)

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#SMEM Camp Report Released

On Wednesday November 10, 2011 a community of emergency management practitioners in collaboration with a volunteer research team at CNA, released a report of the findings of the March 2011 Social Media in Emergency Management Camp. During this event emergency managers and practitioners gathered to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using social media and […]

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Movin’ Right Along: CrisisCamper Tour Kicks Off

Yes! That is right, the dream is real! Pascal and his team did it! At this very moment, Pascal (@schuback) driving the CrisisCamper to San Francisco to kick off the 2011 CrisisCamper Tour! Be sure to join Pascal and his merry band of Electric Mayhem as they travel from San Francisco to New Orleans sharing […]

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SMEM Camp Whitepaper Released for Comment

Clarence Wardell and his merry band of researchers at CNA are proud to share the second draft of the Social Media in Emergency Management (#SMEM) Camp Paper for final public review. As you might recall earlier this summer Clarence released the initial findings which is a great executive summary of the opportunities and challenges identified […]

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Hurricane Irene After Action Underway

Hurricane Irene Recovery Map Over the last few days volunteers from across the technology volunteer helped combine efforts to support the Irene Recovery Map as created by Aaron Huslage. As of Tuesday evening updating and reporting of the map have discontinued and after action reporting has begun. CrisisCommons is happy to see that Patrice Cloutier, […]

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Hurricane Irene Update 1

  Update 1: Hurricane Irene (8/26/2011 6:30pm EST) Today there has been activity across email and Skype on supporting the Hurricane Irene response. Safety First – Be Smart First – if you are in the storm path, please take precautions and be prepared NOW for power outages and severe damage. We do not advocate for […]

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Responding to Congress: Importance of Participatory Crisis Management

Hi Everyone! Wow! I am amazed! Just really great work from everyone who contributed and participated in providing content, editing and inspiring our submission as a responses from Senator Mark Pryor’s questions he asked us to submit for the record after our May 5th hearing, “Understanding the Power of Social Media as a Communications Tool in […]

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Roadtrip! CrisisCamper Tour for National Preparedness Month

Roadtrip! Yes, its a B-I-G idea! Who is in? Yes, CrisisCamp wants to hit the road to promote digital preparedness in communities across North America during National Preparedness Month in September. We are super excited about this idea but we really need everyone’s help to make it happen. We have created at “Tour” section on […]

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Contribute Your Vision of Participatory Crisis Management

Hi everybody! As you remember, an May 5th I testified before the U.S. Congress at a hearing entitled, “Understanding the Power of Social Media as a Communications Tool in the Aftermath of Disasters.” It is pretty common for Congressman to request follow up questions which could enhance the testimony based on the discussion during the […]

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