[LINK] Haiti

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Jan 24 16:31:48 AEDT 2010

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Sting, "There's too many cameras and not enought food .." ...

Photos and the media help get assistance from the public and 
governments. The media also provide useful information for running aid 
operations. One thing you often see in a military operations centre is a 
screen showing a 24 news channel. As an example the Australian 
Department of Defence CSOC is tuned into the BBC Word Service:

There is an interesting open source project funded by Reuters which aims 
to use journalists skills directly in providing information about 
disasters to the public online: 

For discussion of this and more intimidate use of IT for Haiti, see the 
Humanitarian-ICT list: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/humanitarian-ict>.

ps: Getting food to Haiti is a slow process. The Australia designed
high speed catamaran “Huakai” has been taken into service by the US
Government to speed up deliveries. It has a shallow draft and a ramp on 
the back so it will be dock and unload at Haiti's damaged port:

Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

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