This theme calls for a focus on the use of data to inform a rapid response to transport network interruptions. Rather than manually surveying the extent of damage to the transport network following a cyclone or flooding event – an activity which may take, at minimum, several hours – this theme would investigate the potential to significantly shorten this process by accessing data collected during and shortly after the event from various sources. For example, data could be collected using sensors (such as tilt sensors on electricity poles, light poles and large trees that are located near critical transport nodes), through the use of both fixed cameras on key transport network nodes, as well as reconnaissance drones, as shown in the image over page, referred to as ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems’ and possibly social media streams.