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Geovation launch CrisisHack: 2017

Our world is in constant danger from natural and man-made disaster. The risk of flood, famine, hurricanes, earthquakes and disease is ever present. We’re already seeing the impact of climate change in rising sea levels and extreme weather events. Aid budgets are stretched and volunteers under pressure. How can geospatial technology and tools be used to better global humanitarian response?

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Using real data sets from real disasters, CrisisHack: 2017 will give you the opportunity to combine geospatial tools and technology to create solutions to improve global humanitarian response. You’ll be given a real crisis case study to stimulate your thinking around four user needs that have been validated by real humanitarian organisations.

Geovation have partnered with Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and IBM to find people with the ideas, skills, tools and passion to deliver game-changing capabilities to the global humanitarian response community. Taking place as a hackathon over the course of a weekend on 2 – 4 March 2017, Geovation are inviting you to get involved to help make a real difference. The CrisisHack launch event will be taking place at the Geovation Hub, which is at the Urban Innovation Centre, on Thursday 19 January 2017, 6-9pm. Register here.

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