Information Service (IS)
We provide a variety of ways to accessing our data. After automatized and manual data processing, we use fast and reliable information transfer to send data packages to the pre-agreed recipients. Our information transfer methods include e-mail, RSS, Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), REST-API and WebService. All transfer is encrypted to prevent potential data manipulation. We implemented a „Rapid Alert System” which is also available on demand. Furthermore, we are open to any suggestions. We keep improving our systems to best suit Your needs.
Rapid Alert System (RAS)
Rapid Alert System (RAS) is a mobile phone based alerting and information system which uses PUSH technology. RAS is only available for search and rescue teams and emergency organizations. At this point, RAS is not available for private persons. It is an internet-based system which provides filterable alert messages for certain people, groups and communities. Messages have 5 priority levels, all of which you can set a separate notification sound to. There is no size limit for the messages and it is also possible to add coordinates or an external url to the message text. All messages are 256 bit AES encrypted. Messages are sent from a secure web interface. Mobile phones should have mobile internet or WiFi connection to receive messages.
If your organization is interested in the Rapid Alerting System, please contact us. We kindly ask you to send your e-mail from a verifiable company e-mail address. We regretfully have to ignore messages coming from gmail, yahoo, msn, live, outlook, etc. addresses. Our contact e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monitoring Center (MC)
The purpose of IDEMC is to collect, analyse and publish disaster and emergency information. First we categorize incoming data (natural and human caused disasters), then further categorize it, see IDEMC event categories for details. We look up IDEMC database for nearby nuclear plants, airports, dams, ports, population data, and create a first analysis as well as a damage report. We attach these reports to the event. We also attach coordinates to all events, and perform a population distribution analysis.
Automatic data is collected from highly reliable government or international sources. To give you an idea about the speed of the system, a typical earthquake event (consisting of a timestamp, coordinates, magnitude and depth information) is geographically localized, analysed and published in approximately 1 minute.
As for the manual data processing, analysis and publishing takes 5 to 10 minutes. All published data falls in the so called rapid response data category, that means we reserve the right to withdraw or modify any published data.