Speaker Alert! Mitchell Brown and Research, Data and Information applied at a Major Emergency

This paper will look to explain the use of research, data and information prior to and during these two events. Focussing on where research and data was received and sourced from and then applied as information at the emergency to assist the building search and operational management of the Christchurch CBD Red Zone emergency management needs from each of the two major quakes.

The session will give conference delegates the opportunity to explore first hand the necessary pre event research and data processes that are called upon to accumulate key information to act upon to manage the complexities of such a major emergency event.

The discussion will provide a wider view for both national and international events and what research, data and information is required for such an event and will provide a demonstration of how it is turned into information to manage and define the priorities and needs of a major emergency event.