Quickly Anticipate and Respond to
Emergencies in the Community
Natural disasters other large scale emergency events pose significant challenges to governments, as common communication lines often experience overload or disruption, hampering emergency response efforts. However, massive amounts of web data are available and easily accessible for emergency response teams to use.
The evolution of information sharing has become a critical element of awareness and effective large scale event response. People often use social networks to alert the public of crises and events in emergency situations, reporting locations and other relevant data. Proper use of this web data from vigilant monitoring and identification of location-based crises in various regions can benefit the resolution of natural disaster and other large scale emergencies.
Capabilities & Key Features
Cobwebs Technologies’ web intelligence platform conducts automated and constant collection and analysis of thousands of data and posts associated with a specific natural disaster. The platform monitors criteria such as ‘virtual fences’ that delineate relevant locations and keywords associated with that disaster.
By generating alerts on the multitude of requests asking for urgent assistance, the platform can give emergency response personnel information regarding victims’ locations and identities. The use of real-time online monitoring significantly improves the efficiency of emergency response assistance provided to the impacted communities.
Emergency Response Use Cases
Emergency Response to Natural Disasters
Cobwebs’ AI-powered web intelligence solution protects helps communities impacted by natural disasters find victims to provide aid quickly. Our solution helps first responders understand online chatter related to the event to quickly find and render aid to those requesting assistance online.
Crisis Impact Assessment
First responders and emergency personnel can leverage web intelligence to understand the impact of a national or local crisis on the community. By analyzing online content, emergency personnel can provide further aid and resources based on this intelligence to help the communities impacted by the event.
Disaster Risk Reduction
Analysts can use automated web intelligence to minimize further damage and risk posed by a large scale emergency or natural disaster. By relaying real-time intelligence to decision makers, first responders can pivot or change tactics quickly based on additional risk assessments.
Conflict Preparedness and Response
By using automated web intelligence, emergency response personnel preparing for conflict or other large scale emergencies are equipped information regarding online threats and nefarious activity related to the event. This better equips personnel to mitigate risks during response and conflict.
Emergency Response Resources
Identifying Missing Victims
When wildfires broke out in a region after a 3-year long drought, nearly two million hectares were burned to the ground. Several thousand public and private buildings as well as communication lines were destroyed within hours.
Natural Disasters Case Study
Every year some 90,000 people around the world are killed by natural disasters, and another 160 million people are affected. When natural disaster strikes, maintaining clear lines of communication with the affected populace is key.
Locating Stranded Hurricane Victims for Dispatching Rescue Workers
How Cobwebs helped a local government agency to locate stranded hurricane victims for dispatching rescue workers