What we need now for our research are contacts and funding. We have been in touch with UN-OCHA, Unicef, the RedCross, Nethope and B-Fast. All have indicated interest in working with us.
Applying for funding is more difficult. Although we have received messages of support, traditional project funding requires long term planning. Applications need to be sended in months in advance. Earthquakes, floods or taiphoons unfortunately don't comply to this scheme.
Therefore, we rely on flexibility and support of our universities, from the scientific community, all of you. We will start a crowd funding action, asking to donate money for science and publish the link here soon.