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Ryan O’Connor

Dear DSTS for Crisis Situations WG members,
Following on from Francis’ message, thank you to those who have contributed to the Jamboard so far and who joined and contributed your ideas to the drop-in sessions. Just a quick reminder to add your feedback and ideas by 18:00 UTC next Monday 26 February. Link to the Jamboard:…. All input from WG members is welcome.
Thanks all,
From: Francis P. Crawley via RDA / CODATA Data Systems, Tools, and Services for Crisis Situations WG
Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024 at 21:39
To: RDA / CODATA Data Systems, Tools, and Services for Crisis Situations WG
Subject: [rda-codata-data-systems-tools-services-for-crisis-situations-wg] Meeting on Tuesday 20 February @ 14:00 UTC of the RDA/CODATA Data Systems, Tools, and Services for Crisis Situations (DTST) Working Group
Dear RDA/CODATA Data Systems, Tools, and Services for Crisis Situations (DTST) Working Group Members,
Following on from our regular meeting last week on Monday 12 February, the co-chairs proposed two ‘extra discussions’ for this week to consider the development of a workplan for the DTST. In particular, the meetings are intended to
1. Explore the DTST’s next steps;
2. Examine how DTST members would like to contribute; and
3. Explore in a preliminary way digital systems, tools, and services for crisis situations.
Today Jonathan Star and Erik Van Winkle joined me for over an to discuss these topics and generally share our views on the DTST and what might be accomplished.
In short, we discussed the importance of performing a landscaping of the current digital tools being used by major crisis institutions, appreciating their contributions, and seeing if there was a small area where a pilot ‘proof of concept’ contribution could be made.
We recognized the challenges in establishing a dialogue between policy and technologies, and the need to introduce new technologies in an environment where there is strong policy, ethics, and governance.
Tomorrow/today Wednesday 21 February @ 22:00 UTC a second meeting will be held for all those from the DTST interested and able to attend: Meeting ID: 956 5899 6629; Passcode: 029163.
You can provide further input on the Jamboard by 18:00 UTC and we can also refer to this in our discussions.
Here too is a recording (Passcode: #22Hm$Hd) of a discussion we had with Erik during our last monthly meeting on Monday 12 February.
Our Co-chair Stefanie Kethers would like to notify you of a webinar on real-time tropical cyclone data for impact organised by Natural Hazard Research Australia this coming Tuesday 27 February 2024 at 00:00 UTC. This webinar is also expected to be recorded.
The RDA/CODATA DTSC Working Group meets monthly on the second Monday of the month from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC. The next meeting will be held on Monday 11 March. A calendar invitation for Zoom will be prepared. Please send me you e-mail address if you wish to receive the calendar invitation: ***@***.***
Kind regards,
Francis (RDA/CODATA DTSC Co-chair)

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