Emergency Response Database
Satellite and airborne remote sensing has become an increasingly important asset for emergency response to major disasters, often providing the first accurate assessment of damage and providing first and subsequent responders with invaluable information. Organizations responsible for emergency response, however, often cannot afford to maintain staff experienced in processing remotely sensed imagery. University personnel and the private sector have often filled this need on a temporary, urgent basis throughout the United States in recent years.
KentuckyView, a consortium of university and agency in Kentucky and a member of the AmericaView national consortium, is collecting key information from members of the remote sensing community as to their willingness and ability to provide volunteer support in the case of disaster response. We fully understand that many members of the remote sensing community might be limited in their ability to help, whether because of time, financial, work, or other constraints, and no stigma attaches to any inability to provide support. Support is generally provided on a free, volunteer basis. It is important that, in responding to this form, you keep your constraints in mind so that, in the event of an emergency, valuable time is focused on contacting those most likely to be able to assist. This secured database, while hosted by MontanaView, will be accessible to verified emergency response managers in Kentucky.
Please fill out this form if you would like to be listed in the Emergency Response Database. We estimate that it will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.