Building climate resilience for those who need it
An open-source project for good. Helping nations, cities, and communities use local knowledge with cutting edge technology to become climate resilient.
Want to get involved? Check out the project GitHub repo.
The problem to solve
The world is warming and although the Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C, faith in the world’s leaders to deliver on these promises is rice paper thin. The stark reality is that by 2060 the world could be 3-6°C warmer. This means more cataclysmic weather events – both in terms of violence and frequency.
Many island nations, cities, and communities, who themselves are victims of humanity’s lack of foresight, are the ones who will be impacted the most by extreme weather events.
CAMS is an open-source voluntary project providing a system to help these regions identify their critical assets and the cascading failure chains should one of them fail. The goal is to help regions plan and respond to inevitable disasters to save lives and rebuild faster.
What is CAMS?
CAMS is a critical asset management system developed as part of a voluntary effort, led by ARISE-US, a private-sector advisory group to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and TerminusDB.
The project is open source and focused on providing a data-driven system to help islands, cities, and communities become disaster resilient. It does this by storing all critical asset data and the asset dependencies so a region understands not only what its critical assets are, but how one asset can impact other assets and the cascading effect of asset failures.
CAMS is a data-driven mobile and desktop application. Government officials and first responders use it to plan and respond to disasters. The application is designed to work on and offline in the event of an incident where power and connectivity cannot be guaranteed.
Are you interested in helping? We'd love to welcome you to contribute.
If you’re interested in helping good people, learning new technologies, and working with other like-minded folks, volunteer for the CAMS open-source project. We’re seeking backend and frontend developers, marketing professionals, and anyone else interested in spreading the word about it.