More than Pretty Pictures: Harnessing the Full Potential of Data Visualization

Potential in the Peace and Security Space

From satellite imagery to forensic inquiries to machine learning techniques applied on radio or social media content, the use of technology in the peace and security space holds great promise. The benefits of these new tools are clear. They can help expand situational awareness, which is particularly useful in settings with limited access to analysts. They also help uncover surprising correlations, patterns and political trends, which is especially useful in improving early warning and analysis. And they are useful in building and assessing scenarios.

Data Activities: a comprehensive framework

Three main concerns drive data activities: How are data collected? How should it be analysed? And how to best present the findings?

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