Sharing and Using Data to Solve Problems Across the Disaster Life Cycle

Tue. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Interlocken C

Convergence of data streams and a culture of data sharing within the hazards and disaster community could significantly improve understanding of the social and economic impacts of these events and lead to the identification of better mitigation solutions. But does the structure and format of current datasets meet the needs of the intended beneficiaries? To answer these questions, panelists will discuss how using and connecting data and geospatial technologies—and making them widely available in a usable format—offers the unprecedented opportunity to improve disaster outcomes. The rapid expansion of available data requires a human-centered design where people work together to develop a culture of data sharing that will reduce the harm caused by disasters, especially in our most vulnerable communities.

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