Technology and information sharing in disaster relief

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Technology and information sharing in disaster relief. / Bjerge, Benedikte Alkjærsig; Clark, Nathan Edward; Fisker, Peter Kielberg; Raju, Emmanuel.

In: PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 9, e0161783, 2016.

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Bjerge, BA, Clark, NE, Fisker, PK & Raju, E 2016, 'Technology and information sharing in disaster relief', PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 9, e0161783. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161783

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Bjerge, B. A., Clark, N. E., Fisker, P. K., & Raju, E. (2016). Technology and information sharing in disaster relief. PLOS ONE, 11(9), [e0161783]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161783

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Bjerge BA, Clark NE, Fisker PK, Raju E. Technology and information sharing in disaster relief. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(9). e0161783. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161783

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Bjerge, Benedikte Alkjærsig ; Clark, Nathan Edward ; Fisker, Peter Kielberg ; Raju, Emmanuel. / Technology and information sharing in disaster relief. In: PLOS ONE. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 9.

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