In an emergency situation shelter space is crucial for people affected by natural hazards. Emergency planners in disaster relief and mass care can greatly benefit from a sound methodology that identifies suitable shelter areas and sites where shelter services need to be improved. A methodology to rank suitability of open spaces for contingency planning and… (More)
We introduce the approach of near-real-time Forensic Disaster Analysis (FDA) as a methodology to reveal key features of ongoing disasters using modern communication and information tools and the methods of loss analysis. The scientific background, the objectives and results from first pilot examples are discussed.