510 TEAMTERVIEW CHARLOTTE HOVENIER

Charlotte Hovenier has a BSc. in Geo Media & Design. She first worked as a graduate student and after her graduation she continued to work as a volunteer. Charlotte will soon start her new job as a junior graphic designer at a media company. How did you hear about 510? During my previous internship I… Read More

510 TEAMTERVIEW JORIS WESTERVELD

Joris Westerveld has a MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He first worked as a graduate student and after his graduation he continued to work as a volunteer. How did you hear about 510? When I was looking for an internship for my thesis for the master Artificial Intelligence, my mother (who works for the Red Cross… Read More

510 TEXT MINING EXPLORATION FOR IMPACT DATA

At 510, we use impact based forecasting (IbF) to predict the impact of impending disasters on vulnerable people living in areas prone to disasters. In order to create a model that can make this prediction, we need detailed information on past disasters as well: when did they take place? Where exactly did they strike? And… Read More

510 TEAMTERVIEW MAIKE MEIER

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

510 TEAMTERVIEW ANNELIES RIEZEBOS

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

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… 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

510 CO-DESIGN SESSIONS

WHAT IS IT ABOUT Co-design (sometimes known as participatory design) is a design approach that actively involves you as a stakeholder in the 121 design process. During co-design sessions, we want to hear from you, but also actively involve you and your ideas in the design process. We do this in the context of Human Centered Design (HCD).… Read More

2 YEARS OF DATA RESPONSIBILITY AT 510

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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