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Sommet Européen des crisis camps : quelques photos

Nous remercions les intervenants (souvent venus de loin) et les participants à notre Sommet européen des Crisis Camps à La Cantine-Silicon Sentier, que nous remercions également tout particulièrement pour son soutien, ainsi que le Centre Panthéon de la Sorbonne.
Les rencontres et ateliers ont permis de découvrir  des initiatives de différents pays, (par exemple, l’Italie) les problématiques de sécurité des données personnelles, la prise en main d’outils de gestion de crise ou d’outils de cartographie. Et aussi de s’interroger sur la nouvelle répartition des rôles entre institutions traditionnellement chargées des urgences et des crises et les citoyens ayant accès aux nouvelles technologies (Internet, SMS, logiciels spécialisés, etc.)
Une réflexion sur la nature du réseau pouvant fédérer ces initiatives , expérience et personnes au niveau européen est en cours.
Vous pouvez découvrir ci-dessous quelques photos de ces trois journées intenses et passionnantes ici.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Crisis Camp Europe : rencontre à Paris avec les Crisis Camps d’ailleurs

Les 27, 28 et 29 mai prochains aura lieu à Paris, à la Sorbonne et à la Cantine Numérique/Silicon Sentier, le « CrisisCamp Europe », le premier sommet des Crisis Camps européens. Cet événement a pour vocation de faire se rencontrer les membres européens de la communauté mondiale des CrisisCamps et de promouvoir son développement en Europe.

L’année écoulée depuis la création du Crisis Camp Paris à La Cantine/Silicon Sentier à Paris a prouvé à travers de multiples catastrophes climatiques, naturelles ou technologiques ou encore politiques que de nouvelles dynamiques s’instauraient spontanément désormais entre les citoyens lors d’une crise grâce aux nouvelles technologies et aux réseaux sociaux en ligne. Ces technologies ne sont pas nécessairement sophistiquées, de simple SMS peuvent créer des ponts entre les continents et sauver des vies en mettant en contact ceux qui ont besoin d’aide ou d’informations et ceux qui peuvent les leur donner.

Les grandes centrales humanitaires et du secours d’urgence, Jusqu'a l'ONU, sont désormais convaincus que les réseaux sociaux jouent et joueront toujours plus un rôle durant les crises et s’ouvrent à cette forme de collaboration virtuelle. C’est dans ce contexte qu’à lieu la rencontre des Crisis Camps européens, pour exposer les retours d’expériences, les outils et les innovations des pays européens, en présence des représentants des Crisis Camps USA.

Parmi les objectifs de ces 3 jours de rencontres et d’événements à Paris : faire connaître les pratiques et les outils de la mobilisation citoyenne pendant une urgence (réseaux sociaux, cartographie, etc…), présenter des exemples concrets (Haïti, Antilles françaises Côte d’Ivoire, Japon, Italie, etc…), approfondir lors de débats ou ateliers certains aspects de la gestion de crise (avant, pendant et après), et d’une façon générale, sensibiliser à l’utilité des nouvelles technologies et des démarches  créées autour d’elles en cas de crise.

Cet événement est ouvert à tous, acteurs du domaine de l’action humanitaire et de l’urgence ou personnes simplement intéressées par ces nouvelles pratiques et  souhaitant en savoir plus ou rejoindre de  la communauté mondiale de bénévoles dont font partie Crisis Camp Paris et Crisis Camp Europe, CrisisCommons.


CrisisCamp By Video

Here are a few great videos from past CrisisCamps. We just saw the 2010 CrisisCamp Day video again from the @WorldBank and are excited about the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction's (@gfdrr) report on Volunteer Technology Communities and Open Development. Be sure to check out their report!

We hope you can participate!

 

  • Create a CrisisCamp in your town
  • Volunteer your expertise
  • Join the conversation
  • Read About CrisisCamp Haiti's After Action Report
  • Follow @CrisisCamp or Friend the Commons
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    23 mars: Exercice de simulation d’un tsunami en Zone Caraïbe

    CrisisCamp Paris hébergera le Mercredi 23 mars à 14h00 un exercice de
    simulation de tsunami sur le bassin caribéen.
    Cet atelier de simulation est organisé en parallèle de l’exercice Caribe Wave 11,
    dirigé par l’UNESCO.
    Il s’agira de mobiliser des outils et des volontaires liés au réseaux
    sociaux dans la gestion de crise.
    La Caraïbe est une zone particulièrement sensible aux catastrophes
    naturelles. Éruptions volcaniques, séismes et cyclones surviennent régulièrement
    dans ces territoires .A cela s’ajoute
    - une multiplicité des interlocuteurs avec une trentaine de gouvernements différents
    - des langues créoles propres à chaque île qui s’ajoutent à l’anglais
    l’espagnol, le français et le néerlandais.

    Cet exercice sera donc l’occasion de relever le défi de la
    transversalité entre acteurs de la gestion de crise, de collecter des
    données (géographiques, diplomatiques, humanitaires) sur ces
    territoires et de les exploiter dans l’aide à la décision.

    /!\ IMPORTANT /!\
    Afin de ne provoquer aucune panique veuillez préciser dans chacun de
    vos Tweets et messages sur Facebook les hashtag suivants:
    /!\ IMPORTANT /!\

    Anglais: EXERCISE – NOT REAL #CW11
    Français: CECI EST UN EXERCICE -  #CW11
    Espagnol: ES UN EXERCICIO #CW11
    Kréyol: SÉ ON EGZESIS #CW11

    Vous pourrez suivre l’exercice en suivant les hashtags #CW11,
    #Exercise_CW11,  #CrisisCampParis

    Vous pourrez nous suivre tout au long de l’exercice sur:

    http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Caribe_Wave_11
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_France/Caribe_Wave_11
    http://www.crisiscampparis.com/
    http://twitter.com/CrisiscampParis

    Monitoring: Sendai Quake (Report 2)

    Update:

    CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, stands ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies such as UN OCHA, Red Cross or local emergency management in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that has affected countries across the Pacific region.

    CrisisCommons continues to monitor efforts in the region as well as supporting an information gathering request from the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Coordination Agency to provide additional sources to their Common Operational Datasets (see page 5 for categories). Volunteers from across the world have been collaborating via a public Skype chat to input data feeds and information into Country Profiles throughout the day. This evening, CrisisCamp Silicon Valley hosted a gathering to contribute to monitoring efforts. We anticipate for the next 24 hours, CrisisCommons will continue its effort to support the UN OCHA request and provide data collected back to the public via the CrisisCommons Wiki.

    There are additional technology volunteer efforts underway such as the Ushahidi map supported locally in Japan. Additionally, agencies and organizations encouraged information sharing such as the International Red Cross is encouraging the use of Family Links system and Google launched their Japanese version of Person Finder (English & Japanese), an open database allowing users to search for missing persons online, or submit information about people who are injured or are missing.

    Since the earthquake, over 75 technology volunteers have signed up to volunteer from countries including Canada, India, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taipei, Syria, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, Figi and the United States. We want to THANK all the great people who volunteered their time today and/or worked with us closely to support our efforts.Today’s core team of volunteers contributed hours and hour of their time to this monitoring and information gathering effort included:

    Diggz, Dave Leng, Pascal Schuback, Richard Clark, Nigel McNie, Gisili Olafsson (NetHope), Heather Leson, Deborah Shaddon, Chad Catacchio, Demelz Woolston, Ajay Kumar, Andrew Hague, Jeannie Stamberger, Aaron McGowan, Matt Lucas, Hayato Clearwater, Alex Rose, Catherine Graham, Andrej Verity (UN OCHA), Luke, Justine Sanderson, Noiran Shirley, Aaron Wislang, Luis Hernardo Aguilar (UN OCHA), Richardo, Anthony Baxter, Ted Han, Anhai Iacucci, Katherine Came, Monika Adamczyk, Natalie Casetti, Walid Nasri, Willow Brugh, Justin Isbell, Dan York, Julie Wolf, Pedro Pablo Fuentes Schuster, Eddie, Chicando, Samantha Bear, Spike, Jen Ziemke, Seba Gonzalez, Sential Prakash Chinnachamy, H.E.L.P., Barry Radford, Christiaan Adams (Google Crisis Response), Todd Lewis, Kate Starbird (University of Colorado), Makoto Inoue, Om, Ibrahim Oyekanmi, Patrick Svenburg (Microsoft), Claire Bonilla (Microsoft), Suzanne Frew (Pacific Disaster Center), Lara Barfield, Nate DiNiro, Ellen Feig, Hayato Clearwater, Jeremy Johnstone (Yahoo/RHoK), Nils Hitze, Sara Farmer, Tim Schwartz, MacGenio, Alexa Masucci, Laise Bale, Richard Edon Barber, Matthias Glastra, Britta Ricker Peters, Carolyn, David Black, Jon Nystrom, Ian Lane, Abhinav Jauhri, Craig Hokanson, Sumathi Lingappa, Leesa Astredo, Donne Lee Weber, Leesa Astredo, Christina Kraich-Rogers, Jike Chong, Sumathi Lingappa and Christopher Peri. Thanks to everyone for your help today!

    For more information on how you can volunteer to help on March 12 just sign up!

    Séisme et Tsunami au Japon // Liens & Live-blog

    La Hot Line de CrisisCampParis sur le séisme et Tsunami qui a eu lieu le 11 mars 2011 au Japon: http://crisiscampparis.posterous.com/

    Un live blog lancé par Claude du Crisis Camp Paris sur le Japon: http://earthquakejapan.canalblog.com/

    Dans ce post de Global Voices quelques liens et ressources (par l’équipe de GV Japon): http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2011/03/11/60808/

    Le Ushahidi lancé pour l’épicentre du séisme (pas encore d’informations, en construction à midi heure de Paris): http://osmemo.wizu.jp/

    Les informations cartographiées de l’USGS sur le séisme au Japon (Hawaï et côte Ouest Etats-Unis en alerte tsumani): http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.html#maps

    Google a lancé moins de deux heures après le séisme le « Person finder » (recherche de personnes) pour le Japon, en japonais et en anglais: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

    Monitoring: Honshu Quake

    ***We encourage those who are within the Tsunami warning and watch areas
    tuned to their local emergency response authorities. ***

    Update:

    Technology volunteers outside of the effected area (Canada, India, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States) are monitoring events in the Pacific Rim.

    Currently a CrisisCamp Asia Pacific Public Skype Chat has been established for monitoring and a wiki page devoted to the collection of media links, data feeds and publicly available datasets.

    A volunteer sign up has been established for monitoring or other actions upon the request of local authorities or humanitarian relief agencies.

    At this time CrisisCommons has not received a request for support. We will continue to monitor and post resources which may be shared via the CrisisCommons Wiki.

    Resources:

     

    Notice: Christchurch earthquake map to no longer be maintained as of March 11

    Below is an announcement from CrisisCampNZ about the group’s decision to no longer maintain/update the main Christchurch Recovery Map website as of March 11:

    As things in Christchurch begin to switch from ‘response’ mode to ‘recovery’ mode, we have consulted with people on the ground in Christchurch on the future of the eq.org.nz site. Given that Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is winding its operations down, the consensus was that we are also planning for a managed wind down of eq.org.nz by this Friday 11 March at 5pm.

    We have received some wonderfully positive feedback on the useful service that we provided to the people of Christchurch, and our work is now being used in Libya as well. I hope you all feel proud to have been a part of such a generous group of people who donated their time,efforts, and ideas to such a worthy cause.

    On Friday at 5pm you will see a banner appear on the eq.org.nz site with the following text: “This site is no longer being maintained. Information will be progressively out of date. Please visit (official URLs) for official information about the recovery.” Some sub-projects of the site, such as http://maps.eq.org.nz for data and http://business.eq.org.nz for business recovery and assistance, will live on for a bit longer until they become less useful or relevant.

    In the meantime, there will be some work required to ensure that the site degrades gracefully. ‘Wind down’ tasks are being worked through now, so please join us on Skype if you are still able to volunteer. We’d also love to get your feedback on your volunteering experience on this low-pain survey, which will be passed on to the Crisis Commons Global Community:

    Volunteer Survey

    Debriefing sessions for all volunteers are being organised in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland and also online. More details to come shortly. If you’d like to stay involved in the use of technology for emergency management, or get involved in future response activities in New Zealand, please join

    CrisisCampNZ email list: http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamp-nz

    CrisisCampNZ Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamp-nz

    Thank you so much for your help with eq.org.nz!

    We will be following up on this blog and on the Wiki with after action items, perspectives and eventually a report, but for now, we’d also like to thank everyone that has contributed to this project over the past few hard weeks, and of course, we wish the people and city of Christchurch a speedy recovery.

    Models for Preparedness – CrisisCamp Toronto

    Crisiscamp Toronto is preparing. We’ve learned from the global CrisisCommons responses that we need to build relationships and capacity locally, provincially and nationally. Our core team is David Black (Emergency Management lead), Melanie Gorka (International Development and Projects lead), Brian Chick (Social Media Trainer and New Media lead) and myself (City Lead and Community hacker). Together, we’ve been running monthly events for the past year. Our unique mix of skills, networks and dedication to building is helping us grow our community. We are a sandbox for Preparedness CrisisCamps and for building community within your city.

    On Saturday, February 19, 2011, our second preparedness CrisisCamp was attended by 30 people. Some people were new faces while others attended previous CrisisCamp or Random Hacks of Kindness events. Our goals were to build a common sharing space and to build local CrisisCamp capacity emergency managers, software developers, journalists, new media, government and technical groups. We designed a program to recognize that people have different interests and gaps. The model also included cross-training, brainstorming, planning projects and community building.

    Event Highlights:

    • In the morning, we held three simultaneous sessions: Social Media 101 (Brian Chick), Emergency Management 101 (Patrice Cloutier, Jason Redlarski, and David Black) and GIS/Mapping 101 (Richard Weait and Kristina MacKinnon).
    • We welcomed participants from the Ontario government and Toronto Police. This is the first time we have ever had Canadian officials attend a full CrisisCamp event. Canadian officials are slowly becoming interested in this space as we continue to outreach with the help from some early leaders. Evolving national and local communities is one of our core goals this year. We were delighted to have them join us.
    • Richard Weait of OpenStreetMap provided us an Introduction OSM and some individual training.
    • George Chamales, Konpa Group, offered to give a spontaneous one hour presentation via skype from Haiti. He provided a great overview and mentorship for our community. Some of his topics were: What is Ushahidi? What were some of the emergency/crisis response deployments of the past year? What are the best practices? Lessons learned? George also provided some feature requests for our developers to brain on and answered some technical questions. One of the requests was completed during the camp.
    • Sara Farmer, Crisismappers.net and UN Global Pulse, provided cross-training for mapping and gave participants a global perspective on the movements.
    • We held the first ever tweet-up and live tweet chat about social media in Canadian emergencies. This was lead by the fantastic, and bilingual, Patrice Cloutier. Patrice is a leader in this space in Canada and offered to help moderate the conversation. As well, David Black and Jason Redlarski provided context for emergency management in Canada. Patrice is a member of the SMEM weekly chats.
    • We had a group brainstorm on Canadian emergency management needs and project ideas for preparedness and response. This will help us plan our activities for future events.
    • Melanie Gorka facilitated a number of brainstorming topics about CrisisCommons in Canada and digital volunteerism. She also coordinated our content curation team.
    • Glenn McKnight set-up a display for IEEE’s Humanitarian Initiatives and provided demonstrations for the Solar Suitcase. Glenn is a big proponent of Open Hardware and helped us geek out beyond software solutions and think about our friends in the Maker community.
    • We used Scribblelive to liveblog our content for the event. This really worked well. We recommend it for other CrisisCamp events.
    • The majority of our events have been held at University of Toronto. This partnership has been amazing. Not only can we use multiple rooms for break-out sessions, we have a strong university student contingent that is helping us grow.

    Every city and every country has different needs, yet some similar themes. We would be happy to answer any questions. But, most of all: STEAL or HACK this MODEL. It really worked. We are very thankful for our presenters, guests from Volunteer Technical Communities, government officials and the amazing participants who asked great questions and are the reason that CrisisCamp Toronto continues to grow.

    Stay Tuned!

    CrisisCamp Toronto City Lead
    Heather Leson