Wednesday, 08 May 2019 18:02

Pulse Lab Jakarta Launches Natural Disaster Logistics Planning Information Platform

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Head of Jakarta Pulse Lab Office, Derval Usher Head of Jakarta Pulse Lab Office, Derval Usher VOI-ANDY

Pulse Lab Jakarta, Tuesday afternoon, launched the Natural Disaster Logistics Planning Information Platform. Pulse Lab Jakarta is an institution established through a partnership between the United Nations (UN) Global Pulse and the Indonesian Government through the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas).

Head of Jakarta Pulse Lab Office, Derval Usher said, Natural Disaster Logistics Planning Information Platform is an open source platform that combines various non-traditional data from various trusted sources, including social media. This platform applies the use of large amounts of data to face development challenges, especially natural disasters, starting from economic conditions in disaster-affected areas, geographical conditions, infrastructure development, to information conveyed by the public regarding earthquake affected areas through social media.

Derval Usher said, by using large amounts of data, she hoped that all parties involved in disaster management could make the right decisions in any natural disaster that occurred.

"So today we’re launching a national disaster logistics planning information platform. And basically what it is, it's an open source platform that uses big data and it integrates non-traditional data sets and provides real-time insights following in natural disaster. So it gives  lot of different non-traditional data sets, so humanitarian responders can better plan disaster response,” said Derval Usher.

The national disaster logistics planning information platform collects various information about the current disaster in an area. This platform provides information about a disaster that is happening to the party responsible for the disaster.

Derval Usher hopes that all stakeholders in disaster management can switch to using non-traditional information so that disaster management can be done better. (VOI / NDY / AHM)

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