It's hard to believe 2011 has come to a close! This issue includes highlights from the November ICCM conference in Geneva, summary of 2011 lessons learned, and an update on upcoming TIDES events and activities.
|ICCM Crisis Tracker Presentation|
Last month, TIDES attended the 3rd International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM)
in Geneva, Switzerland. The convention brought together hundreds of practitioners, experts and users of crisis mapping and crowd sourcing tools and techniques for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief purposes. Participants came form the private sector, non-profits, and The USG and foreign government offices. At the convention, TIDES team - Sam Bendett and John Crowley - chaired the discussion titled "Operational Security for Crisis Maps - Standards and Best Practices," where participants discussed current and potential safeguards for securing human, digital and infrastructure assets from manipulation/interdiction by rogue/unfriendly actors and regimes in a crowd sourced environment. The convention dealt with a wide range of topics that included review and analysis of existing technologies and collaborative sessions on the development and use of crisis mapping and crowd sourcing tools.
The next ICCM conference will take place in Washington, DC from October 11-13, 2012.