A platform that allows data exchange between civilians and military, facilitating organisation and helping to identify at risk locations of critical infrastructure as well as preventing further damage during environmental or man made disasters.
The platform can be swiftly configured to facilitate the specific ongoing crisis event. For example if a flood is happening, users would require to know where are the flooded zones and where it will be flooded in a certain amount of time, however during this event it it unnecessary to browse heat maps, that could be useful in other events, like forrest fires.
Protecting critical infrastructure
While this product wouldn't necessarily predict various catastrophic events, it does provide response units and institutions with resources to rapidly organise the masses and allow for response to prevent further damage to various critical objects
Examples might include:
How this would be used?
Imagine a crisis event is taking place. There are thousands people affected, many are stranded and in need of assistance. Emergency services are overloaded and working over their capacity.
While there are many volunteers ready to help, it is difficult to assess what they can offer, where they need to gather, what they need to bring along etc.
Within first hours the DisasterStream platform is configured for the event taking place. It is made public and all the necessary information is conveyed via mass media.
Due to information being centralised everyone can rely on single platform to coordinate their response and leverage volunteer capabilities more efficiently.
How is satellite data utilised?
As the crisis develops involved persons need to identify where are the dangerous areas they need to rapidly evacuate or avoid during their escape. Satellites provide useful data about the location and live updates about impacted areas. Different data provided can assist durind different events, for example:
This is used to identify current risk zones as well as predict affected areas in the future.
Product is not made for commercial purposes, rather product is made to prevent chaotic behaviour and have an action plan for natural disasters or military threat event.
Some of the main issues we see that might make it difficult to implement the app might be:
Ilja - Team lead and product owner, expertise in business management, networking
Valerijs - UX/UI designer, our visual effect specialist
Oskars - UX / Research, tests product viability to audience, challanges product features
Alberts - Developer, skilled in building service apps, as well as our advisor for military use cases due to background in air force
Tatjana - Frontend developer and expert at structuring database