HAWKS-i

Hawks-i view
Team Name: 
QUBIS

Hawks-i is a “Disaster Management Solution” for the people of NSW.

At a high-level, Hawks-i comprises of a Processing Centre that fetches threat data from a range of publicly available sources (government, private, news media, social media and parent groups). It aggregates and analyses data real-time, quantifying the threat.
An operator monitors a dashboard that gives a high level view of the impacted area. An easy to use app exists for the Operator, Parents and School Staff. ​​​​​​​

The dashboard shows the impacted area due to the threat, including the schools affected within a defined radius, the total number of students and staff in those schools. Estimations based off historic open data are automatically adjusted for the area of impact, providing capacity management on the fly.

Notifications are sent to the emergency services with a list of impacted schools, number of students and staff, and contact details. Affected schools and parents are notified of the threat, its severity level and an action plan from the emergency services.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care program locations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data source was used to retrieve information about geographical location, number of pupils and staff and their contact details of institutions for aggregation and dashboard display purposes.
Dataset Name: 
Location information for NSW government schools, including lat/longs. Dataset changes as required
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data source was used to retrieve information about geographical location, number of pupils and staff and their contact details of institutions for aggregation and dashboard display purposes.
Dataset Name: 
NSW Government Schools by Bushfire Category
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data was used to match up school id with the other school information for layering on the operation centre dashboard.
Dataset Name: 
NSW Non-Government School Locations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data source was used to retrieve information about geographical location, number of pupils and staff and their contact details of institutions for aggregation and dashboard display purposes.
Dataset Name: 
NSW University Locations by campus
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data source was used to retrieve information about geographical location, number of pupils and staff and their contact details of institutions for aggregation and dashboard display purposes.
Dataset Name: 
Fire and ambulance services
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The set was used to gather info on the processes of the emergency services institutions. Statistics such as number of incidents per 1000 people were used for estimations that are displayed on the dashboard as future predictions of incidents in a specified radius within an interest point.
Dataset Name: 
IAG Flood Data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
IAG
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Analysed the flood data to understand impact on schools and their areas.
Dataset Name: 
Views of ABC News Digital Content (May 2016)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Pull article text for proof of concept whether AI such as Alchemy API (part of Watson suite) can provide usable results to pass into the processing centre for aggregation and alerting.
Dataset Name: 
BoM WMS Service
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
BoM
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Connecting to the BoM WMS service to display on map range of layers affecting schools that fall on the same latitude longitude.
Event Location: 
Sydney Official