[CODATA-international] Comments Requested: Second White Paper on Next Generation Disaster Data Infrastructure, DEADLINE 30 JUNE

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu May 9 10:56:19 EDT 2019

The work of Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research (LODGD) task
group of CODATA is an increasingly important activity linking four global
milestones – the *Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
<https://www.unisdr.org/we/coordinate/sendai-framework>* (SFDRR), *Sustainable
Development Goal <https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300>*
(SDG), *Paris
Agreement for Climate Change
the *New Urban Agenda (NUA)-Habitat III
<http://habitat3.org/the-new-urban-agenda/>*. The Sendai Framework
recognises this need in its guiding principles: ‘*Disaster risk reduction
requires a multi-hazard approach and inclusive risk-informed
decision-making based on the open exchange and dissemination *of
disaggregated data, including by sex, age and disability, as well as on
easily accessible, up-to-date, comprehensible, science-based, non-sensitive
risk information….’ (Sendai Framework 2015 paragraph 19g). However,
assessment processes are challenging, as they require collaboration and
participation across multiple sectors, data integration, interpretation as
well as the establishment of a mechanism to share data within and across UN
member states, the UN system and other stakeholders. The LODGD produced
series of white papers to provide policy guidance, technical understanding
on data and disaster science to informs readers concisely about a complex
issues, gap analysis on data interconnectivity, data infrastructure and
data driven policies on disaster risk reduction.

In this regards, the draft white paper 2 on "Next generation disaster data
infrastructure" has been structured and drafted the first version for
comments and review. This white paper proposes the next generation disaster
data infrastructure, which includes the novel and most essential
information systems and services that a country or a region can depend on
in reality in order to successfully gather, process and display disaster
data, and to reduce the impact of natural disasters. Fundamental
requirements of the disaster data infrastructure include (1) effective
multi source big disaster data collection (2) efficient big disaster data
fusion, exchange, and query, (3) strict big disaster data quality control
and standard construction, (4) real-time big data analysis and decision
making and (5) user-friendly big data visualization. The rest of the paper
is organized as follows: first, several future scenarios of disaster
management are developed based on existing disaster management systems and
communication technology. Second, fundamental requirements of next
generation disaster data infrastructure inspired by the proposed scenarios
are discussed. Following that, research questions and issues are
highlighted. Finally, suggestions and conclusion are given at the end of
the paper.

The draft white paper 2 is released for comments to coincide with
the upcoming *Global Platform
<https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2019/globalplatform/home>* in Geneva,
13-17 May 2019. The draft white paper can be accessed here
<https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2682654>*> as Word or PDF or from Google
Drive *https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qG4EyjuA6i2rEIjnVX2f7b33YJ5x3FYrdZJtG_pK2cI/edit?usp=sharing
We invite comments, constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement
by 30 June 2019. Please add comments and suggestions to the Google doc or
send them to Edward Chu <edwardchu at yuntech.edu.tw> and  Bapon Fakhruddin <
BFakhruddin at tonkintaylor.co.nz>.  The report will be refine and improved
thanks to your inputs and suggestions.

Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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