Disaster Response and Recovery

The Disaster Management and Recovery group is a volunteer group set up to to work with other national organisations in responding to emergency situations as required. The group comprises of survey/spatial professionals drawn from across the various S+SNZ streams. These volunteers can be called on in times of emergency to deliver reliable and consistent measurement and positioning information relevant to needs of the emergency situation.

Group Aims

  • Build a coordinated national network of surveying professional volunteers (organisations and individuals) able to respond to immediate disaster recovery needs
  • Provide leadership and coordination of volunteer surveyors for information acquisition when a disaster strikes
  • Develop a strategy and establish a framework that can stimulate and coordinate volunteer surveying disaster recovery efforts in the event of future disasters
  • Connect and raise awareness with national emergency response teams so they understand when and how to call on volunteer surveyors to support a response (and planning)
  • Provide basic training for volunteers to ensure they are properly prepared for any future events
  • Develop a catalogue of equipment resources that can be accessed to support response requirements
  • Adopt policies and standards for volunteer data collection that are interoperable with the needs of broader government response teams.

Link to Application Form: S+SNZ Disaster Response and Recovery Group - Company &/or Personal Volunteer Application Form 


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