Data Responsibility Volunteer

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…

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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…

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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


In this category you will find the 510 products that pertain to Disaster Preparedness. With the following products we assess the possible risks of communities, epidemics and landscapes. CRA: COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT ERA: EPIDEMIC RISK ASSESSMENT LRA: LANDSCAPE RESTORATION ASSESSMENT (More info to come)   Below is a collection of posts pertaining to Digital Risk Assessment… Read More


In this category you will find the 510 products that pertain to early warning early action. With the following products we assess the possible impact on communities, infrastructure & landscapes. IBF: IMPACT BASED FORECAST IAT: IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOLS (More info to come) PMT: POPULATION MOVEMENT TOOLS (More info to come) Below is a collection of posts… Read More


In this category of Emergency data support, you will find the products created specifically for Disaster Response. We create these products both as part of the SIMS network and in response to smaller scale disasters that are not co ordinated thru sims.With the following products we respond to the affected communities. SIMS: SURGE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR IFRC… Read More


In this category you will find the 510 products that pertain to Direct Digital Aid that can be used across all disaster phases and crises. With the following 121 product we assess the inclusion & the distribution of cash based aid to people affected by disaster and crises. 121: CASH BASED AID SAFE, FAST & FAIR… Read More