About Us

 
 
The lesson we keep learning is that past data is not keeping up with changing environmental trends, population densities, technology.
— Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, 2009-2017
 
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Web-based solutions rooted in Fieldwork

 

Having worked in the emergency management since hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Geospiza co-founder Sarah Tuneberg is familiar with the devastation that disasters, both natural and man-made, can cause.

She also knows first-hand the struggles that responders face when they must make time-pressured, life-saving decisions without the benefit of the right information at the right time. 

To tackle this problem, Tuneberg and fellow co-founder Craig Kalick address today’s realities from a different angle: through the lens of advanced technology. 

The resulting services—web-based solutions that convert tremendous amounts of data into user-friendly outputs featuring actionable information—are accessible whenever and wherever they’re needed.

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Moving Beyond hunches and intuition

 

Today’s disasters require adaptability on many fronts. Just as conditions in the field are continually changing, ever-multiplying sources of information generate incredible amounts of data.

However, it’s not enough to receive the data. The people charged with protecting our lives must make choices and decisions—with clarity—by processing volumes of information. And that’s across the full emergency management cycle: from scenario development to plan-drafting and from mitigation strategy development through response.

To step beyond traditional decision making, Geospiza’s solutions wade into the endless sea of raw data and determine clear pathways to action in three steps.

 

1. Harnessing data originating from:

  • Federal, state, and local open sources
  • Weather outlets
  • Traffic and transportation sensors
  • Internet of Things (IoT) streams
  • Social media feeds
  • Real-time event specifics
  • Historic disaster data
 
 

2. Transforming, translating, and integrating

the data by leveraging:

  • Emergency management expertise
  • Proprietary algorithms
  • Standards of practice
  • Machine learning techniques
  • Concepts of operation
 
 

3. Generating Actionable insights INCLUDING:

  • Vulnerability assessments at the neighborhood level
  • Real-time, forward-leaning decision support
  • Resource prioritization rooted in evidence-based, data-driven projections
 

Ultimately, Geospiza helps emergency managers, first responders, and elected officials save lives, protect the environment, and reduce the economic impacts of disasters.
 
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