Posts Tagged Palantir

Improving Disaster Response through Information Analysis with Palantir

After Hurricane Sandy, Direct Relief was able to view evacuation zones in relation to our clinic partners to understand areas of highest need.

In the early hours after Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States very little was known with reasonable certainty about how the storm was affecting specific areas, particularly those areas with a disproportionate share of low-income and socially-vulnerable people. Direct Relief was busy at the time assembling and cross-referencing datasets on everything from weather forecasts to pharmacy status to electrical […]

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Strata Conference Sparks New Ideas for Using Big Data for Good

Direct Relief's work with Palantir Technologies after Hurricane Sandy was highlighted at the conference.

Direct Relief’s Research and Analytics Associate, Jen Lemberger, is at the O’Reilly Media, Inc. Strata Conference held Feb. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference brings together leading minds in big data. Below she explains how what she has learned at the conference so far will lead to new tools, ideas, and approaches for Direct Relief. You can follow her […]

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Palantir Expands Commitment to Help Improve Disaster Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

Direct Relief will continue to expand work with technology company, Palantir, as a result of a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in which the company pledged to help aid organizations utilize Palantir technology to focus assistance where it is needed most before, during, and after emergencies. This commitment is the first of it’s […]

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Monitoring Infectious Disease Trends After Sandy

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the winter storm which struck Wednesday and Thursday, Direct Relief continues to monitor possible infectious disease trends in addition to our elevated attention to chronic illness. Operational Biosurveillance, which Direct Relief helps to fund for their work specific to Haiti, has released an epidemiological forecast, or prediction of the likelihood for imminent spread of infectious disease, for […]

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Using Mobile Technology to Guide On The Ground Response After Sandy

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  From Sunday through Thursday this past week, Direct Relief’s initial post-disaster assessment team visited clinical healthcare partners around the New York area to determine the scope of damage and scale of needs. In many cases the team was confronted with chaotic situations that required rapid orientation on the ground.  Clinics had just re-opened their doors after a week of […]

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Supporting Health Centers Treating Those Without Heat After Sandy, Snowstorm

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Direct Relief is sending shipments of essential medical supplies to a number of groups who are directing their efforts at both clinical and outreach services in  areas without heat after Sandy. With the arrival of the nor’easter storm on Wednesday and Thursday, which many residents of New York likened to the sequel of the horror film that was Hurricane Sandy, […]

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