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|Title:||Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System: More Effective and Efficient Humanitarian Response|
|Authors:||DE GROEVE TOM|
|Citation:||The 14th TIEMS Annual Conference 2007 Book of Proceedings p. 324-334|
|Publisher:||Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System, jointly developed in 2005 by the European Commission and the United Nations, combines existing web-based disaster information management systems with the aim to alert the international community in case of major sudden-onset disasters and to facilitate the coordination of international response during the relief phase of the disaster. The disaster alerts are based on automatic hazard information retrieval and real-time GIS-based consequence analysis. This paper shows how information systems in general and GDACS in particular can improve efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian response.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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