DPERM (Data Platform for Emergency Response Management) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded project focused on providing critical data driven insights during national emergency events. The research team is based at the Dept. of Computer Science and National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University in Ireland.
Timely, relevant data is required by national emergency response agencies in times of crisis. DPERM uses high-resolution satellite data, as well as innovative macro and micro human scale data to derive activity-metrics relating to human movement/interaction in public-spaces.
Aggregated mobility data helps DPERM make balanced decisions in relation to human traffic movement. Real-time anonymised mobile phone location data combined with CCTV and in-situ satellite/airborne data plays an important role in ensuring the safety of the public during national emergency events.
DPERM's decision support data-platform aids central government agencies, & local authorities in managing their response to national emergencies through the use of automated geospatial analytics to measure and predict behaviours, detect patterns and use these to support public-safety in cities, towns and communities.
Social distancing can affect a range of every day societal activities, particularly those in public environments e.g. urban spaces, public parks and beaches. Knowing and understanding how citizens move about, interact and socialise in public-spaces is non-trivial when striving to balance personal-privacy with wider-community H&S concerns.
DPERM is currently supporting local authorities across Ireland to effectively manage public spaces within urban environments.
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