Project improved coastal resilience through multi-agency situational awareness in the Maldives, Myanmar and the Philippines. It involves deploying SAMBRO , training the users, evaluating the implementation, and commissioning the system for daily use. The project with a USD 300,000 grant was made possible through the UNESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness.
- Standardization of National warnings using the Common Alerting Protocol with an all-hazard all-media approach
- Integration of all National Alerting Authorities and Response Organizations through a cross-agency situational-awareness platform
- Bring efficiency to sharing warnings across all agencies with the single entry of a CAP message disseminated through multiple communications channels.
- Decentralization of warnings and risk reduction by empowering local Authorities to issue impact-based alerts within their jurisdiction that can be audited by the National Authority.
- Localizing the content to accommodate all languages and audiences relevant to the Nation
- System security and controls provide the basis for defining the work-flows and authenticated functions to authoring and approving alert dissemination, and designated personnel implementing the warning dissemination policies and procedures.
The goal of this project was to operationalize a CAP-enabled Cross-Agency Situational Awareness platform: SAMBRO, in each beneficiary country. The impact of the project is as follows:
The SLIDE DECK discusses the Utilization of SAMBRO in Myanmar and Philippines (including most recent major events)
- All Met, Hydro, Seismo alerts issued by DMH are with SAMBRO
- 887 Government Officials receive alerts via Email; in both Burmese and English
- Alerts are received in a few minutes (previously took hours with telephone and fax) and there is a significant reduction in dissemination expenses
- Was used during all major earthquake, flood, and cyclone events
- Still waiting on MPT to provide the resources to integrate SMS
- SAMBRO serves as a the Philippines Alert Hub; for receiving alerts from PAGASA for OCD to relay them through their networks
- Used in Typhoon Ferdie, Gener, and Hima; as well as several Flood Bulletins
- PHIVOLCS, work-in-progress with implementing SAMBRO; thereafter, earthquake, tsunami, volcano alerts will also be available for OCD to relay
- OCD is waiting on PHIVOLCS to complete and test before OCD can switch to SAMBRO
- IFRC Preparedness Center is integrating the PAGASA CAP feed to support the Philippines Universal Hazard APP
- NDMC has officially launched SAMBRO and is now ready to warn 500+ Government and Non-government focal persons
- MMS is expected to implement a CAP feed for NDMC to receive and disseminate (at present MMS alerts 100 focal persons)
- Department of Health is keen in implementing SAMBRO for Public Health and Emergency Medicine alerts
- Maldives Red Crescent can now request for the Universal APP.
User and technically relevant information can be accessed from the SAMBRO DEPLOYMENT page.
- 2016 ITU Kaleidoscope Conference, peer-reviewed paper publication and presentation
- 2016 CAP Implementation Workshop presentation and my workshop report
- Asia Pacific Telecommunity workshop on Disasters presentation:
- 2015 CAP Implementation Workshop presentation
Simulation and Evaluation Reports
Dissemination of Results
Evaluation through Controlled-Exercises
Training of National Stakeholders
Training of National Trainers
The workshop agenda, curriculum, exercises, blogs, and other relevant information can be accessed from the EVENTS WIKI.