Open Source Intelligence in Disaster Management

submitted to EISIC 2012, European Intelligence and Securoty Informatics Conference, Odense, Denmark, August 2012

In this paper we discuss the role of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in Disaster Management. In particular we present the use of the Sail Labs Media Mining System in the context of disaster relief operations and use samples to point out advantages and strengths of the MM-System. With the MM –System having been deployed and tested in cooperation with several governmental organizations, we are now in a position to move on to a tighter integration with mission planning and support systems for emergency and disaster management. The most interesting research questions associated with this integration will likely be the development of efficient interfaces, data-model and semantics. From a practical perspective, technical and organizational questions related to the collaboration between different disaster relief units will be addressed in future research projects planned by the authors.”

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