The mission of the Standby Task Force, is to provide volunteer online digital responses to humanitarian crises, local emergencies, and issues of local or global concern by:
Deploying a flexible, trained and prepared network of digital volunteers to assist crisis-affected communities through cooperation with local and international responders, including real-time CrisisMapping support.
Maintaining awareness of developing crises, connections with responder organisations and potential deployment partners.
Testing and refining crisis data processes and technologies.
Supporting and advising local, autonomous crisis mapping groups that may or may not be affiliated with the SBTF.
The SBTF does not communicate directly with crisis affected communities, and does not deploy in non-permissive environments.
The activation criteria describes the conditions for an activation.
Continuously improve by effective communications with all parties.