RELIEF 12-02: February 2012 Report

Introduction

The tenth meeting of the Research and Experimentation for Local and International First Responders (RELIEF) experiments took place from 29 Feb – 2 March at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles, CA. Over 70 people from 21 organizations in the disaster response community participated in 11 planned experiments.

Because the structure of RELIEF allowed for ad hoc experiments, participants created 5 unplanned experiments that tested the interoperability of their platforms.

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RELIEF 12-01: November 2011 Report

Introduction

The ninth meeting of the Research and Experimentation for Local and International First Responders (RELIEF) experiments took place from 2-5 November 2011 at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles, CA. Over 40 people from 17 organizations in the disaster response community participated in 10 planned experiments. Most work centered on a core problem in humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations: how to fuse data collected from crowdsourcing, maps, and sensors into a sense of shared situational awareness across organizations.

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