Tag Archives: SMEM

#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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Recent tornadoes presenting new challenges for social media warning systems

The tornadoes that have left many communities in the US devistated in recent weeks have shown us – among the tragedy and incredible fortitude of the survivors and response organizations – new challenges and uses of how social media has to be employed. In the past, CrisisCommons has offered support and online coordination for earthquakes, […]

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CrisisCamp Reading List: Request for Feedback: New Reports from GFDRR & the United Nations

This week there has been so many great reports coming out from friends from across the community. Today, the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery released their report and recommendations on how to work with Volunteer Technology Communities to encourage Open Development. We were thrilled to be able  to contribute a section to […]

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Social Media + Emergency Management Camp Comes to NEMA

On Thursday, March 24th over 150 emergency management practitioners, including State Emergency Management Directors stopped by to participate in Social Media + Emergency Management Camp, an unconference event, hosted by the National Emergency Management Association’s Mid-Year conference and organized by the SMEM Initiative, a community of emergency management practitioners interested in promoting the use of […]

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Project update for the Christchurch Recovery Map

This update contains lots of information. That’s because it was a great day for the project. It was our first face to face meetup, which was really cool. http://eq.org.nz continues to strengthen. Thanks again to all of the volunteers for making this such a great service. If you wish to volunteer for this effort, please […]

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