Emergency Management Support
The SERVIR 2010 project is an effort to broaden the SERVIR project beyond Mesoamerica by creating an information sharing framework that is extensible to other regions of the world. The pilot area for SERVIR 2010 is the Dominican Republic.
SERVIR 2010 aims to focus on two specific needs brought forth by the Dominican Republic’s Environmental Police and Center for Emergency Operations (COE). Using the Google Maps Application Program Interface (API), the SERVIR 2010 team (consisting of IAGT, The Information Technology and Systems Center at University of Alabama, Huntsville; Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Water Center for Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)) will develop two, database-driven tools to assist in disaster management and environmental response efforts.
The Environmental Police tool is a cataloging application for environmental complaints/incidents and associated responses. The Environmental Police get hundreds of incident reports that need to be organized and responded to. This tool will provide appropriate forms for summarizing each incident, with locations information, and will be displayed according to time intervals (week, month, year).
The Center for Emergency Operations tool is a disaster summary and response application that will allow different user groups to share their knowledge on disasters and disaster-related emergencies. Administrative users will have the ability to add information regarding damage assessment, shelter locations, further warnings, etc. Lower level users and members of the public will be able to add pictures, videos, and text information. The tool will also provide emergency managers the ability to send out warnings via email and text messaging.
See the SERVIR 2010 pilot application at: arcserver1.iagt.org/servir2010/