Information Chain Support for Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery


When disasters strike, an urgent task for decision makers and the general public is to consol- idate scattered, probably chaotic and incomplete information and then to plan the next step. The information needed to reach a decision or develop a policy is very likely not provided by a single document or a single piece of text, but resides in multiple sources. In other words, a document might be complemented or further elaborated upon by other documents, and all of them, only as a whole, provide a complete and satisfying answer. This project aims to provide a new information chain support for emergency management.