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SBTF Nominated for UK Women in IT Awards 2015 – Corrected

The Standby Task Force has been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Women in IT Awards 2015, an award that recognizes the outstanding innovation achieved by women in the IT industry. SBTF has been nominated under the category Advocate of the

MicroMappers: Towards Next Generation Humanitarian Technology

Check out this great piece on some big things happening in the digital humanitarian community. Each response is an opportunity to identify our best practices, hone our tools and enhance our capacity. Standby Task Force is honored and excited to

Activation for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Completed

The Standby Task Force has officially completed our Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) activation for Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby as of 10:30 UTC Wednesday December 10th, 2014. We would like to convey our thanks to all our volunteers, partner organizations and the agencies

SBTF Calls for Filipino Diaspora support on Typhoon Hagupit | Ruby

Are you in the Philippines or part of the Filipino Diaspora? The Standby Task Force needs your help to identify, report and locate critical issues for rescuers and relief workers. We are looking for are short and actionable bits of

SBTF Activated through DHN for Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby

SBTF – Rappler Typhoon Hagupit Activation December 5th 2014 The Standby Task Force is officially deploying in response to a Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) request from UN OCHA to assist with media monitoring and mapping for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby), a

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Help the Philippines Go Coconuts!!!

Micromappers will be having a deployment this weekend to identify areas of coconut palm deforestation in the Philippines. Globally, the Philippines is one of the world’s largest producers of coconut products, however Typhoon Haiyan resulted in devastating biodiversity and tree

The Dilemma of Response in a Time of Crisis

The Standby Task Force (SBTF) has developed clear guidelines for the kinds of disaster situations we activate for, whether natural or man-made.  The SBTF has provided crisis informatics and mapping support to “boots-on-the-ground” humanitarian relief organizations.  As highlighted by world

SBTF Stands Down from Phase I of Ebola Activation

The Standby Task Force activated on August 20th, 2014 for a deployment with NetHope providing baseline data collection and communication coordination support to responding organizations on the ground and officially stepped down from engagement on Phase I of this activation as

We’re A Non-Profit Organization! The Incorporation is Official!

Today we are excited to officially announce that the Standby Task Force is taking the next step in a large push within the crisis-mapping community to professionalize our field. For the SBTF that meant hammering down to the details of

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