S.T.A.F. CHARTS: DYNAMIC INSTABILITY MEASUREMENT FOR THE CARIBBEAN
CHART DESCRIPTION: This unique Timeline Chart measures level of conflict and instability in select regional countries as reported through multilingual news reports and discussion captured per day. While correlative patterns can be seen between countries, it is also important to observe/monitor fluctuations in an individual country's historical data. more about this chart.Launch the S.T.A.F. Platform for more indepth charts and analysis.
CARIBBEAN DISASTER & CONFLICT MAPS
This display represents a simple synthetic "instability" measure for the given countries offering a very basic, but insightful, view of the current level of conflict and instability involving the selected country over the past 180 days. Currently it is calculated by summing the total number of incidences of Material Conflict and Protests events together and dividing by the total number of all events worldwide monitored by the GDELT system in the same time period. To better represent multiple datasets in a single chart, the data is normalized with the initial day being a value of "1" and all subsequent days calculated accordingly based on the initial value of "1". Therefore, any day with a value above "1" represents an increase of instability from the initial day charted. Likewise, any day with a value below "1.0" represents a decrease of instability from the initial day charted.