AllHazards.Net is exploring radically new approaches to emergency management and operations that use emerging technologies and research in maker culture, data science, cybersecurity and human-computer interaction. The emphasis is on creative use of free and low cost software and hardware and a culture of interaction between professionals, volunteers and everyday creative people. Check out the HACK-EM Blog and the AllHazards Dashboard, and watch this space for more in the near future. AllHazards.Net is founded by David Wild, Professor of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University.
The AllHazards Dashboard aggregates together information in real time to provide situational awareness on a daily basis, with a primary focus on weather and natural hazards. The dashboard includes current storm and tornado activity from the Storm Prediction Center, weather hazard maps, technical mesoscale weather discussions, storm reports, thunderstorm and fire outlooks, recent earthquakes, wildfire risk, radiation readings, real time solar storm data, and breaking news updates.
The HACK-EM blog is all about hacking technology to make emergency management, operations better for professionals and the rest of us alike. We have been posting thought provoking articles about situational awareness, breaking events, technology and social media in emergency management and response, and emergency preparedness since 2010. The original blog was featured in a 2010 CNN article about Twitter and emerging events. The blog is now hosted on the AllHazards.Net website. You can click on recent posts on the right, or go to the blog page to see all posts. You can also access archived historical posts on the old AllHazards Blog site.