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Published on March 24, 2009

Author: larryroeder

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Description of work by the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN)

1999 International Conference on GDIN: The Global Disaster Information Network, Ankara Turkey, April 26-29, 2000 Getting disaster information to the right people, in the right format and at the right time. GDIN is an international effort to provide decision makers and the public with information that is critical for saving lives, reducing human suffering and reducing loss from natural and technological disasters. Earthquake Victims in Turkey

Global Disaster Information Network The GDIN Vision... A robust, integrated, virtual network for cooperative exchange of timely, relevant information used during all phases of disaster management to save lives and reduce economic loss. Participating Governmental and Private Disaster Management Resources Distributed Knowledge-Base Communications Channels Standards, Protocols, Accessibility Integrative Organization Policies for Cooperative Network Operations Elements 8 Policy Organization Training Knowledge-Base Products/Services Archives Databases Analyses/Studies Models Fusion Integration Standards Protocols Interfaces Network Management Guidelines Data/Information Quality Interconnectivity Intranet Internet Public/Private Telecommunications Printed Reports Broadcast

Participating Governmental and Private Disaster Management Resources

Distributed Knowledge-Base

Communications Channels

Standards, Protocols, Accessibility

Integrative Organization

Policies for Cooperative Network Operations

Knowledge-Base

Products/Services

Archives

Databases

Analyses/Studies

Models

Fusion

Integration

Standards

Protocols

Interfaces

Network Management Guidelines

Data/Information Quality

Interconnectivity

Intranet

Internet

Public/Private Telecommunications

Printed Reports

Broadcast

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Essential Goals for the April 26-29, 2000 GDIN Conference in Ankara, Turkey Agree on how GDIN will operate, what its services will be and who will do them, what be the cost and the method of funding? What’s the role of the UN? (Secretariat, Information Facilitator, web page, etc.) Phase in operational aspects of GDIN. Vote on recommendations of GDIN Working Groups. Review results of Regional Initiatives and make recommendations. Review how a GDIN might have helped in the Turkish Earthquake and be of value before other crises emerge. GDIN partners would welcome a World Bank presentation and a strong expression of cooperation.

Agree on how GDIN will operate, what its services will be and who will do them, what be the cost and the method of funding? What’s the role of the UN? (Secretariat, Information Facilitator, web page, etc.)

Phase in operational aspects of GDIN.

Vote on recommendations of GDIN Working Groups.

Review results of Regional Initiatives and make recommendations.

Review how a GDIN might have helped in the Turkish Earthquake and be of value before other crises emerge.

GDIN partners would welcome a World Bank presentation and a strong expression of cooperation.

What We Would Like from a World Bank Partnership with GDIN Send a senior official to the Ankara GDIN Conference to discuss the Bank’s view on disaster mitigation and its program in Turkey, and to endorse the GDIN concept. Conside r funding travel by ten developing country experts to the Ankara Conference. Join GDIN's working groups to help develop international disaster information standards Consider requiring disaster information related loans meet GDIN standards Consider merging appropriate World Bank mitigation projects with GDIN mitigation pilot projects aimed at stimulating the use of international standards.

Send a senior official to the Ankara GDIN Conference to discuss the Bank’s view on disaster mitigation and its program in Turkey, and to endorse the GDIN concept.

Conside r funding travel by ten developing country experts to the Ankara Conference.

Join GDIN's working groups to help develop international disaster information standards

Consider requiring disaster information related loans meet GDIN standards

Consider merging appropriate World Bank mitigation projects with GDIN mitigation pilot projects aimed at stimulating the use of international standards.

What OES can do to Promote GDIN Endorse the GDIN concept and continue to collaborate with other State Department Bureaus supporting GDIN, such as IO, PRM. Send OES experts to participate in GDIN Conferences and demos, including Ankara and Canberra. Participate in GDIN's working groups and help develop international disaster information standards. Ensure OES environmental initiatives include GDIN activities on natural disasters (example USG post-Hurricane Mitch efforts) Integrate GDIN into US foreign policy goals in environment, science and technology (Bureau priorities, press releases, EST conferences, etc).

Endorse the GDIN concept and continue to collaborate with other State Department Bureaus supporting GDIN, such as IO, PRM.

Send OES experts to participate in GDIN Conferences and demos, including Ankara and Canberra.

Participate in GDIN's working groups and help develop international disaster information standards.

Ensure OES environmental initiatives include GDIN activities on natural disasters (example USG post-Hurricane Mitch efforts)

Integrate GDIN into US foreign policy goals in environment, science and technology (Bureau priorities, press releases, EST conferences, etc).

Sample Disaster Summary Map -- Right Format For Some People -- Not For Others

Sample of Formatted Data Sent By US GDIN Team Each Morning For first week of the 1999 Earthquake to Turkish GDIN Team Right Information -- Right Format -- Right Users -- On Time

Administrative Details for the Ankara GDIN Conference Website: http://www.deprem.gov.tr/gdin2k/index.html Official Contact: Professor Polat Gulkan, Chief of Disaster Management Research Center, Middle East Technical Center, Ankara Turkey Phone : (90) 312-287 3645 Fax : (90) 312-285 5304 E-mail : gdin2k@deprem.gov.tr Venue and Time: Middle East Technical University -- April 26-27-28-29, 2000. Contact at US Department of State: Larry Roeder, Policy Adviser for Disaster Management: Email: roederaway@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.deprem.gov.tr/gdin2k/index.html

Official Contact: Professor Polat Gulkan, Chief of Disaster Management Research Center, Middle East Technical Center, Ankara Turkey Phone : (90) 312-287 3645 Fax : (90) 312-285 5304

E-mail : gdin2k@deprem.gov.tr

Venue and Time: Middle East Technical University -- April 26-27-28-29, 2000.

Contact at US Department of State: Larry Roeder, Policy Adviser for Disaster Management: Email: roederaway@yahoo.com

Weaknesses of the Network Today Policy Models Products Programs Connectivity Research and Development Know What is Available and Where to Find It Standardize Formats/Protocols/Tools Assess Quality of Information Scale information to Meet Different Needs Knowledge Base Improve Government/Private Connectivity Enable Prioritizing Users and Messages Provide Open/Restricted/Classified Data On Same Network Leverage New Technologies Such As Next Generation Internet Improve Fusion of All Source Information Enable Wide Use of Complex Analysis Tools e.g. GIS Provide Timely Flow of Intra/Inter Agency Information Share/Merge All Relevant Information Maximize Availability Classified/ Derived Products Develop Integrated/Compatible Models Extend Use to All Levels Form Coherent Technology Program Coordinate Technologies It’s Not Together—There Are Needs To: 7

Know What is Available and Where to Find It

Standardize Formats/Protocols/Tools

Assess Quality of Information

Scale information to Meet Different Needs

Improve Government/Private Connectivity

Enable Prioritizing Users and Messages

Provide Open/Restricted/Classified Data On Same Network

Leverage New Technologies Such As Next Generation Internet

Improve Fusion of All Source Information

Enable Wide Use of Complex Analysis Tools e.g. GIS

Provide Timely Flow of Intra/Inter Agency Information

Share/Merge All Relevant Information

Maximize Availability Classified/ Derived Products

Develop Integrated/Compatible Models

Extend Use to All Levels

Form Coherent Technology Program

Coordinate Technologies

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