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
Publication Year: 2007
JRC Publication N°: JRC40031
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC40031
Type: Contributions to Conferences
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.
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