In the 21st century, there have been and continues to be great advances in technology; however, the emergency management field is still in its infancy of utilizing technological solutions. Coordination, collaboration and information sharing among agencies in complex disasters can be challenging, at best. Through a meta-analysis of technology-based concept and pilot studies, this research aims to understand emerging technology trends that affect situational awareness in a disaster response; including developing a better understanding of available technologies capable of improving situational awareness, lessons learned during the pilot studies, and strategic changes that can be implemented by emergency management organizations to advance the diffusion of emerging technologies. Further, the research seeks to highlight current best practices and challenges faced in innovation adoption; all in an effort to further the existing body of knowledge and, ultimately, influence the rate of diffusion of emerging technologies in the emergency management field.
|Commitee:||Jensen, Steve, Wechsler, Suzanne|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/9(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||disaster, disaster response, emergency management, situational awareness, technology|
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