Roundtable #3 – Accessing your data from the field in all circumstances
Monday, November 5th, 11:45AM-1PM, Room A
Cloud services allow the humanitarian professionals to share and access very easily their data… assuming they have access to a good internet connection. But we all know the situation on the field is rarely like this. Hopefully, various technologies (satellite, Bluetooth, GSM, etc.) have been developed or adapted in order to overcome this problem. This session will present projects that would start to answer the following questions:
What to do when there is no internet network? How to access your data on the cloud within this circumstances?
How to use recent technologies (Bluetooth, satellite) to develop groundbreaking solutions?
How to use standard GSM cellphones to access and manage your data directly from the field?
Sandra Sudhoff (CartONG) – Chairperson : Introduction
Christophe Bois (iMMAP/NOMAD): Disruptive technologies in field assessment and communications for HA/DR operations
Paul Gardner-Stephens (Serval Project) – on Skype: Presentation of Serval's field data collection project (video)
Sébastien Le Bel (CIRAD) : Use of FrontllineSMS for the management of human-fauna conflicts in Southern Africa