During real emergencies there is little opportunity to capture a record of MapAction’s work. However in 2008 a MapAction team ‘deployed’ to Norway and Sweden to take part in the world’s largest international disaster response exercise, Triplex 08. A short film showing MapAction’s work on the exercise, and how it relates to their real-world disaster response operations was produced.
The Triplex exercise is held every two years and involves more than 200 disaster response professionals from many countries. The organisers are the International Humanitarian Partnership in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The film was shot and produced by Pat Schulenburg, a MapAction volunteer, at no charge to the charity.