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Disasters: Reducing loss of life and property from natural and human-induced disasters

Each year, natural and anthropogenic disasters kill many people, destroy livelihoods and property. Reduction of disasters requires thorough and well informed risk management. Earth observations and derived products are crucial for strengthening awareness of hazards and risk, reducing vulnerability, providing timely warnings, informing effective responses, and facilitating a recovery that reduces future risks.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) provides access to a number of existing and emerging services, data sets, and products in support of all phases of the risk management cycle. A major contribution is the provision of relevant Earth observations to scientists who can use the observations to develop a better understanding of the underlying processes with the aim to better inform risk management. Scientists benefit from improved data availability and in return can support the development of GEOSS so that it meets their needs.

Examples in the Disasters SBA:

There are currently no examples for the Disasters SBA. Please, check again in the near future, since we expect to include two examples here soon.

Last edited 02 December 2016

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