Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

Disaster Response for Japan (and Affected Areas)

On Friday, March 11th, an earthquake hit the eastern coast of Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, followed by aftershocks and a tsunami. Many tsunami warnings and watches were issued for the entire Pacific Rim area. Explosions ensued at the Fukushima nuclear plant and cooling systems are experiencing failures. All aspects of this crisis are under heavy watch. We urge you to follow the situation using the helpful resources below. Crisis Mappers across the globe have mobilized. An urgent response is needed in monitoring of […]

Media Monitoring and Mapping for Libya

Two weeks ago, UN OCHA had asked the Standby Task Force of international crisis mappers to put all their energy into crisis mapping for Libya in various ways. The Standby Task Force deployed for the week, and then upon OCHA’s request, extended their mandate. Last weekend, the project was transferred to United Nations Volunteers. You can find the map here: http://libyacrisismap.net/. The New Media Task Force hosted an urgent two-hour Libya mapping session on the evening of Thursday, March 10th, where Columbia Crisis Mappers, including NMTF Board members, contributed to these mapping […]