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Using space-based technologies to improve disaster management and provide data for DRR

Royal Society: Systems integration of human, ecology and economics for disasters

31 Mar 2015, Royal Society

'Urgent action needs urgent capacity building and understanding of the integration of human, ecological systems and economics in project design, in finance and insurance and the development of open-source tools that can be used by communities locally. For the first time we can combine earth observation data, crowd sourced data, systems modeling, visualisations, economics which puts human well-being at the heart, all supported by computing fire power in the cloud,' writes Peter Head of the Royal Society...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 3.1 [PDF, 105Kb]Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders (through networks, development of information sharing systems etc)

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