Harvesting emergency-related data in the Bergen area

At the University of Bergen, information science students Marius Falch Lillevik and Eirik Sjøvoll, are harvesting emergency-related open information in the Bergen region, supervised by professors Andreas L Opdahl and Bjrønar Tessem. The aim is to incrementally build a big-data infrastructure that continuously harvests, cleans, and integrates emergency-related data. There is a wide range of open sources available, including mobility-related and weather information. The research group hopes that the infrastructure can be useful for both teaching of and research on big data for emergency management: both on basic big-data management and analytics, and on practical emergency-management applications.