The National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) within the frame of his own web site which has the objective to monitor and document all the events on Earth which may cause disaster or emergency. The main objective is to manage information about events endangering the safety of our own country. Our service is using the speed and the data spectrum of the internet to gather information. We are monitoring and processing several foreign organization’s data to get quick and certified information. This data will be continuously published on our Internet web site. Beside the official information, with the help of special programs nearly 1500-2000 internet press publication will be monitored and the publication containing predefined keywords will be processed. However, these „news” cannot be considered as official and reliable information, but many times we have learnt critical information from the internet press.
We are screening the incoming information and storing in a central database sorted by category. After processing the information we are sending it immediately via E-Mail (or other format) for the organizations and persons who have requested it. We are aspiring that the processed data will be validated and reliable in all cases, to avoid the possible panic situation caused by unreal information. That is why we are trying to create and keep contact with all organizations, which can provide validated information for us, to operate EDIS. Certainly we are publishing all incoming data and information at our website to provide up-to-date information to the citizens as well as we are publishing useful knowledge for them.
We have a knowledge database, which contains all necessary information, which can help citizens in an emergency situation.
Events can be followed at our Monitoring site such as
Citizens can monitor the disasters which happened in Hungary, in Europe or in the World on our alert map continuously with up to 15 minutes updating period. News is not only available for the visitors on the website but RSS news source is also available as well as ordering free e-mail reporting. We are continuously tracking the flood situation, the possible earthquakes, accidents and disaster situations which happened in our country. The interested persons can be informed continuously about the actual flood situation. A new service is under development to inform citizens. The objective of the service is to ensure information at our website for those who are travelling to foreign countries. The information contains events which has happened in the target country in the last 30 days and have been travelling risk effect.
Head of EDIS