OPEN POSITION: Software Architect

510 is the data initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Our Purpose is to improve speed, quality & cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by using & creating data & digital products. The 510 initiative was established early 2016 and has grown since into a team of 60 core and project staff, students and volunteer data experts with diverse backgrounds.… Read More


Maike Meier has a BSc in Mathematics and will soon start her MSc at the University of Oxford. She worked with us as an intern. How did you hear about 510? When I finished my BSc in Mathematics in February 2019, I was looking for a meaningful way to spend the half-year I had before… Read More


Annelies Riezebos studies an MSc in Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences, with a specialisation in Data Science. She works with us through a collaboration between 510 and Ortec, and is currently writing her thesis. How did you hear about 510? Someone from Ortec came to a presentation day at my university, where… Read More


WHO ARE YOU? You are an enthusiastic, self-organizing professional, student or volunteer who is interested in being part of a wider team. You think that organisations and companies should handle data responsibly and need to make every effort to ensure that they do not cause harm to anyone through the data they process. You also… Read More

ORTEC & 510 – Can text mining optimize humanitarian response?

When a disaster strikes, we want to be prepared. Every year, nearly 160 million people worldwide are affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods. Thanks to data, an increasing number of natural disasters can be predicted, enabling people to safely evacuate in time. This way, data can make an enormous difference in… Read More


reading time: 12 minutes  The creation of a Data Responsibility Process at 510 – A brief history  Before the digital era  Before the use of Internet, humanitarian aid organisations mostly exchanged information in person, on paper, by phone or by fax. Any time delays in relaying the information, responding to requests, or manually editing records and maps, were considered standard procedures.  After the digital era  The Internet introduced a digital transformation in the early eighties, which was followed…

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OPTIMIZING DISASTER IMPACT ANALYSIS WITH GROUND MEASUREMENTS APPLY HERE Problem: Analysts, using satellite imagery are capable of quickly assessing damage, flood extents, wildfire extent and more. However, to make these algorithms more reliable and trustworthy they need to be provided with very local data coming from the disaster affected area. These data can be used…

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WHAT IS HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN Ideo states that human centred design (HCD) “sits at the intersection of empathy and creativity.” It is a design and management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Utilised in multiple fields, including sociological sciences and technology, HCD has…

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MALAWI Red Cross

Below you can find all the blog posts pertaining to the work we have done with the Malawi Red Cross. Read More


510 TEAMTERVIEW DANIEL KERSBERGEN DANIËL KERSBERGEN was a master thesis Student at 510 and has just graduated from MSc Geomatics for the Built Environment at TUDelft. You can read his thesis here 1: How did you end up doing your master thesis with 510? During my master Geomatics for the Built Environment, I was inspired by… Read More

KENYA Red Cross

Below you can find all the blog posts pertaining to the work we have done with the Kenya Red Cross. Read More