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Crowdsharing, crowdmapping and crowdsensing: the power of the sharing crowd for disaster preparedness and response

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One interesting area of global crowdsharing communities is the application to disaster preparedness and response. The expected impact of global warming is that there will be an increase in significant weather-driven disaster events, all which make preparedness and response to such events increasingly important. This is one of the main tenets of the UN’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the associated Sustainable Development Goals. This paper covers a range of ‘crowd’ activities that address disaster management, including crowdsharing and crowdsourcing, crowdmapping, and crowdsensing. Examples from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), notably of Dominica after Hurricane Maria (2017), are used to illustrate the potential of the global crowd community in this increasingly important area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018)
PublisherAssociation of Information Systems
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-86137-667-1
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 8 May 2018
Event26th European Conference on Information Systems - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201828 Jun 2018


Conference26th European Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleECIS 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom

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