Public release of ORNL global population distribution data aids humanitarian support

It’s a simple premise: To truly improve the health, safety, and security of human beings, you must first understand where those individuals are. Everything else—how many people may be in danger from a weather event, who might be impacted by a resource scarcity, and how to efficiently deploy limited resources in response to a crisis—stems from the initial, basic knowledge of population locations.

This article was originally published on this website.