This is not about emergency law (sorry) but a plug for a survey that is being conducted by my friend, colleague and PhD student at the ANU, David Hudson. David is interested in how emergency managers use data to make decisions. To find out he is inviting emergency management personnel, whether your in a level 3 IMT or a volunteer first responder, to take part in a voluntary, on-line emergency management industry survey. The survey asks you to share your opinions and experiences regarding the use and usefulness of sensor data from satellites, planes and ground based sensors, including social media, for supporting emergency management decision-making. You do not need any formal background in or understanding of data to participate in the survey.

The survey is being conducted by the Australian National University in collaboration with Geoscience Australia, the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

The validity of the survey is dependent upon strong industry participation and he would very much appreciate your time in completion the survey. It is expected that the survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. To see the survey, go to []. This website also provides more information about the survey, why it is being conducted, and how your survey data will be used, and how your confidentiality is ensured.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey please don’t hesitate to contact David Hudson on

Michael Eburn
28 April 2014.

For more details, click here.