SMART Infrastructure Facility’s ground-breaking flood mapping system, has been referenced in a recent document published by the United States Government.

A recent rule proposed by the US Federal Communications Commission has mentioned SMART’s project, stating it “may provide an example of how a government alert initiator can leverage crowdsourced data to increase the overall effectiveness of alerts.”

The document, entitled ‘Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts’, suggests the model may be adopted as “best practice for automated crowdsourcing of reliable emergency response data, using regulated alerting platforms in the United States.”

“This recognition in a US Government gazette, citing our research as ‘best practice’ shows the global applicability of the technology developed at SMART and the importance of capturing crowd sourcing data that can be used to inform decision makers during emerging situations,” said Professor Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility.