On August 1, 2007 as people were driving home from work on the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge near Minneapolis, it all of a sudden collapsed. Thirteen people died and 145 people were injured. The bridge was constructed in 1967 and was expected to carry 66.000 vehicles per day. However, in 2004 an estimated 141.000 vehicles crossed the bridge on a daily basis. Thats a big … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Big Data Will Improve Civil Infrastructure
GET INSPIRED Copernicus is all about delivering products and services to manage and protect the environment and natural resources, and ensure civil security. The monitoring capacity of Copernicus will be used for the benefit of both Europe and the international community. Copernicus will provide services for a range of different applications such as air-quality … [Read more...] about Copernicus Masters 2015 – The Earth Monitoring Competition
When was the last time you thought about the steps your company is taking to avert a potential crisis or quickly respond to one of those crises? And when was the last time you took an in-depth look at your companys vulnerabilities, as opposed to simply acknowledging them and then moving on? These may not be the most exciting questions to ask, nor the most popular ones. … [Read more...] about Is Big Data The Key to Crisis Management?