Pacific Disaster Center Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities  

Who We Are


Pacific Disaster Center

For nearly two decades, Pacific Disaster Center has delivered comprehensive information, assessments, tools, and services with the goal of reducing disaster risk. PDC is dedicated to improving disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery through innovative, global multi-hazard disaster monitoring, early warning, and decision support systems, as well as risk and vulnerability assessment, modeling and visualization, exercise support, and capacity enhancement services.

We help meet the needs of the disaster management community by making high-quality information from trusted sources securely available and accessible. Additionally, we provide the up-to-date information, science, and technology necessary to support evidence-based decision making.

Our partnerships span civilian-military, academic-operational, public-private, and U.S.-foreign stakeholders, institutions, and communities with common interests.

PDC is located in the state of Hawaii (USA), with its headquarters on the island of Maui and additional personnel supporting key clients and stakeholders elsewhere in Hawaii, on the U.S. mainland, and in Southeast Asia. Our team members have expertise in physical and social sciences, geospatial information and modeling technologies, as well as hazards and disaster management.

Managing Partner
Since 2006, PDC has been managed by the University of Hawaii under a Cooperative Agreement with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Policy).

Program Office
PDC’s OSD/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Program Office provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations and defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) policy oversight and guidance.