Large scale disasters – be they natural, deliberate or accidental – are inevitable. They do not respect borders, a large number of people will die and the long term consequences from economic to mental health can for years devastate the affected population. S-HELP targets the central challenges in risk management by developing a holistic framed approach.
As the complexities of decision-making increase and the availability of information rises, there will be a need for larger and more analytically based data infrastructures to be aligned with knowledge and DS tools. S-HELP will go beyond a mere technical solution to ensure the effective ownership, sharing and coordination.