Co-designed with defence and humanitarian users, HAMOC provides an AI-powered analytics capability for machine-speed strategic analysis of the human environment​

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The Human Environment

Environmental and climate threats, health and resource threats, socio- economic and political threats, physical violence and extremism – all compound together to radically undermine the security of civilian populations. These threats drive conflict and instability, establishing feedback loops that drag communities, nations and regions into a downward spiral of violence and cascading insecurities.

This is the human security environment. 

Lacking a full understanding of the human environment leads to badly informed decisions, undermining the safety and security of civilian populations, exacerbating conflict and instability, and jeopardising national and international security.

By fusing large volumes of data in nearly real-time from many disparate sources, HAMOC enables decision-makers to understand not just the ‘what’ of a situation but also the ‘why’, so that they own the full picture and can make fast, agile and evidence-based decisions.

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Understanding the human environment requires accessing large volumes of data, distilling what’s valuable, understanding what’s important, and swiftly integrating this understanding into decision-making.

However, data collection, processing and analysis capabilities currently lag behind what analysts, planners, crisis responders and decision-makers need. This hampers the ability to make fast, agile and evidence-based decisions.

HAMOC leverages scalable cloud technologies, purpose-built AI, machine learning, and socio-technical expertise to address these challenges by:

Supporting more agile, evidence-based decision-making

Core Features

  • Data capabilities
  • Intelligence workflow
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Network analysis
  • Human environment Fusion Hub
  • Early-warning
  • Extendibility
  • Dissemination

Exploit the stream of multi-source, multi-format big data to understand the interplays between the human environment, conflict, instability and violence. Automatically ingest data from external APIs and news sources to ensure the operating picture remains current and actionable.

Generate and incorporate Information Requirements (IR) that help turn data and information into knowledge and understanding. Through explainable AI, users understand the sources and characteristics of insights, supporting stronger human judgement and better-informed decisions.

Search, visualise and analyse geographic, temporal and thematic aspects of the human environment – internationally, nationally, and sub-nationally. Refine mission and programme planning by mapping key human environment insecurities, civilian protection issues, threat factors, and potential impacts on civilian populations.

Investigate people, organisations, areas, structures, events, and their relationships to support intelligence preparation of the human environment. Leverage an AI-driven ASCOPE data model to align human environment insights with PMESII-ASCOPE analyses.

Search across all available data in HAMOC using plain language by leveraging HAMOC’s advanced AI technologies. Fuse insights from multiple data sources into a single, unified operating picture of the human environment.

Conduct horizon-scanning to understand changes in the human environment and gain early-warning of potential flashpoints, crises, and issues threatening civilian populations – from climate and health security threats, to physical violence and political instability. Operate proactively against upstream threats while responding more effectively to what’s happening now.

Ingest large volumes of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data from multiple sources in multiple formats, leveraging the power of AWS Cloud for scalability. Deploy your existing models into HAMOC to further bolster your analysis and understanding of the human environment.

Export geospatial layers and visualisations for integration into existing analytical products. Quickly produce clear, actionable analyses on the human environment to support more agile and better-informed decision-making, while improving information sharing with civilian and military partners.

HAMOC as a Capability

  • Strategic and Operational Analysis
  • Exercise and Programme Support
  • Data Service
  • Expert Training
  • Policy and Doctrine Development
  • Co-design
Understanding the human environment and threats to civilian populations means fusing in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge with powerful data analytics capabilities. We can provide expert strategic and operational analysis through leveraging HAMOC to generate robust, data-driven and evidence-based analytical products to meet your real-world mission needs. We can provide end-to-end data exploitation and mission-specific reachback support covering data collection, preparation, processing, analysis, and dissemination 
Developing the frontline personnel, crisis responders, analysts and decision-makers of tomorrow means ensuring the human environment and civilian protection issues are fully embedded into exercise scenarios – yet all too often this remains a critical gap. We can leverage our data analysis services and interdisciplinary expertise to generate comprehensive exercise scenarios, country books, situational briefings and other training materials, helping training audiences plan and response more effectively to the complexities of the human environment.
If you want to leverage the power of data but don’t know where to start, or you want to exploit your existing data to support decision-making but lack the resources, our team can help. HAMOC’s end-to-end capability offering is supported by Trilateral’s in-house Data Service to provide you with a range of critical functions. Our services include data engineering and cloud security, data creation and curation, and surfacing value-added insights that combine data-driven intelligence and in-depth subject matter expertise on human security, conflict, crisis, and civilian protection. Read more about our Data Service here.
Comprehensive situational understanding and agile decision-making in the human environment require a strong foundational level of professional knowledge and training. Through our training services we can help you develop an in-depth understanding of key topics and issues – from human trafficking to criminal law, risk communication to critical analysis – and learn how to apply this in your own context, turning knowledge and information into insight and understanding. Read more about our expert training services here.
Policy and doctrine provide the foundation for real-world operations, programmes and other activities, yet they are often left playing catch-up to the realities and complexities of today’s human environment. Our inter-disciplinary socio-technical team includes security and defence studies, international humanitarian law, human rights, policy analysis, ethics, privacy, data protection, data science, AI, and machine learning, amongst other areas. We can capitalise on this breadth and depth of expertise to provide you with in-depth and holistic support in the development of evidence-based, fit-for-purpose policy, procedures, and doctrine.

Closing the gap between what technology can provide and what real- world users actually need means placing their perspectives and challenges at the heart of sociotechnical development. This is why we took an end-to-end, user-centred approach to HAMOC, building a data analytics capability with our users and for our users. HAMOC has been co-designed through partnership between Trilateral Research and the UK MOD, and was kickstarted via innovation funding from the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).

Explainable AI in HAMOC

Explainable AI is critical for supporting transparency, understanding, autonomy, decision support, lack of automation bias, and trust in technology. Trilateral Research adopts the principles for ethical AI recommended by the AI HLEG (EU), OECD (UK), the Alan Turing Institute (UK) , Data Ethics Framework (UK), GCHQ’s Pioneering a New National Security-The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (UK). Read more about our Sociotech Insights Group and contact us for more information
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Episode 1 – Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton: Humans of security
  • Episode 1 – Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton: Humans of security

    Episode 1 – Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton: Humans of security

    Dec 18, 2020 • 5:00

    In this episode, Julia Muraszkiewicz and Toby Fenton introduce the Humans of Security podcast by outlining the concept of human security and why it matters. In particular, they focus on what human security means for military and humanitarian planners and decision-makers. Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz is a Practice Manager at Trilateral Research. She…

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