MISSING MAPS NL

Elke dag zijn hulpverleners van het Rode Kruis en andere organisaties actief in gebieden waar hulp nodig is. Soms omdat er net een ramp geweest is, soms om te zorgen dat het gebied is voorbereid op een ramp. In beide gevallen zijn goede kaarten belangrijk om efficiënt te helpen. Ze laten hulpverleners bijvoorbeeld zien waar… Read More

CHALLENGING AI WITH AERIAL & SATELLITE IMAGERY

1: IDENTIFYING AND CLASSIFYING DAMAGE ON AERIAL IMAGERY. 2: DEVELOPING AN ALGORITHM TO FIX ALIGNMENT BETWEEN BUILDING LOCATIONS IN OPEN STREET MAP & BING SATELLITE IMAGERY. As part of the Netherlands Red Cross, 510 provided the two challenges above for the Hackathon for Peace, Justice, and Security. Multiple international actors provided challenges for the over…

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PURPOSE, MISSION & VISION

PURPOSE. Improve speed, quality and cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by using data and digital.   MISSION. Shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.…

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DATA RESPONSIBILITY V2.2

Continuous improvement in processing data responsibly. 10 minute read. You can download the Data Responsibility Policy V2.2 here! In an earlier blog post we released the first public 510 Data Responsibility policy V 2.0. Since that release, 510 has undergone several major developments both in terms of a significant increase in the number of team…

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE DATA SCIENTIST FOR IBF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ONLINE VOLUNTEERING FRONT END DEVELOPERS BACK END DEVELOPERS VOLUNTEER: GIS EXPERT Read More

DATA SCIENTIST FOR IBF

WHO ARE YOU? You are a bright and creative Data Scientist, with a hands-on approach and strong technical skills who is interested in contributing to humanitarian data needs in Ethiopia/Kenya/Uganda/Mali & The Philippines. You will work from the Hague office but will be in contact with an international and multidisciplinary team,  working closely together with…

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510 TEAMTERVIEW JASPER MEIJERING

Jasper Meijering is a master thesis student at 510 and TU Delft’s Humanitarian Technology Lab. At TU Delft he follows the Engineering and Policy Analysis program.   1: Where did you hear of the 510 team? In my first years of study, the humanitarian sector was pretty much off the radar for me. This ended…

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IMPORTING LARGE DATA ONTO OSM

Written by Jurg Wilbrink GIS. On the 12th of June 2018 510 uploaded 13.367 roof materials and shapes to Open Street Map. The import is a result of all the activities the data team of the Netherlands Red Cross (510) conducted in preparation and response to the hurricane ‘Irma’ that hit land on the island… Read More

SPATIAL DATA & SDG REPORTING IN GLOBAL SOUTH

Changing of the guard? The rise of spatial data for reporting on the SDGs in the Global South   Written by Heleen Elenbaas for the brokeronline.eu  This piece was elected runner-up in the CSDS - The Broker Student Blog Competition on SDGs. Three years after drafting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first steps of progress towards… Read More

FRONT END DEVELOPERS

WHO ARE YOU? You are data literate, bright and creative, with a hands-on mentality. With strong technical skills you will love to work in our team for at least 1 day a week over a flexible period of time. You will be donating your skills for our 121 project future of cash based assistance.  YOU…

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BACK END DEVELOPERS

WHO ARE YOU? You are data literate, bright and creative, with a hands-on mentality. With strong technical skills you will love to work in our team for at least 1 day a week over a flexible period of time. You will be donating your skills for our 121 project future of cash based assistance.  WHAT…

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VOLUNTEER: GIS EXPERT

WHO ARE YOU? You are a bright and creative GIS professional with a hands-on approach and technical skills and interested in contributing to humanitarian data needs. You will work in a multidisciplinary team and will cooperate with international Red Cross staff. We therefore ask you to be able to come to our office in the…

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510 TEAMTERVIEW HELEEN ELENBAAS

HELEEN ELENBAAS is our 510 Intern and is studying MSc. Geographical Information Management and Application at Utrecht University. We took a few moments to catch up with her after her first month with the team. 1: How did you end up getting a work placement with 510? I discovered 510 via one of my classmates,… Read More

121 CBA: CASH BASED ASSISTANCE

WHY IT IS NEEDED The International Disaster Database records a steady increase in the frequency of natural disasters over the past 35 years.  In the past 10 years, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled whilst the cost of humanitarian assistance has tripled. For this reason, the humanitarian world is undergoing… Read More

CRA: COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT

WHY IT IS NEEDED The goal of the Community Risk Assessment Dashboard (CRA) dashboard is to quickly identify the geographic areas that are most affected by a natural disaster or crisis and, within those areas, the people that are most affected. It forms a data preparedness solution to help reach those affected and most vulnerable… Read More

IBF: IMPACT BASED FORECAST

WHY IT IS NEEDED Damage, suffering and the cost of emergency aid will reduce when communities are capable of responding proactively to a disaster through early warning and early action. The goal is to collect and integrate data to predict the impact of impending disasters on vulnerable people that live in areas prone to natural… Read More

EPI: EPIDEMIC FRAMEWORK

WHY IT IS NEEDED According to the World Economic Forum, the list of most destructive and costly natural disasters includes infectious diseases. In this regard, Smith et. al (2014) reported that from 2000 to 2010 the count of epidemic events was 3420 in 219 nations. The World Health Organisation stated during a conference in 2017 that between… Read More