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Pacific Disaster Center on Discovery Channel


July 23, 2012

Award-winning Profile Series presents a feature on PDC’s DisasterAWARE and Disaster Alert


PDC’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) efforts were captured by the Profile Series documentary television crew onsite at PDC headquarters in Maui.

The Center’s work and its hazard/disaster monitoring applications are featured in a seven-minute video segment of the Telly Award-winning educational-program. The profile of PDC premiered nationally in the U.S. on Discovery Channel on July 11, 2012. The program is a snapshot of the Center’s DisasterAWARE public, Internet-based application known as the Natural Hazards Atlas, and its Disaster Alert mobile app. The video includes interviews with public officials, including Senator Daniel Inouye, and senior members of the PDC staff who explain the Center’s mission to foster disaster resilient communities and PDC’s efforts to overcome challenges to risk reduction.

Watch this video to learn more about the multi-Telly Award-winning Profile Series

More from Pacific Disaster Center

To keep yourself up-to-the-minute about hazards and disasters:

For the latest Weather and Disaster News, use the PDC Weather Wall.

While you are thinking of hazards, think of preparedness. PDC provides disaster preparedness information, including printable instructions for assembling a Disaster Supply Kit and rehearsing a Family Disaster Plan.

For more information on DisasterAWARE products:

  • For details, see the Training Guide for Web-accessible Disaster Alert,
  • Read and understand more about custom versions, such as DMRS and VinAWARE,
  • Watch the ASEAN DMRS video on YouTube.

About PDC:

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) envisions a safer, more secure world—where populations live in more disaster-resilient communities informed by science and technology, and equipped with sound decision support tools. To help make that vision a reality, PDC is dedicated to supporting evidence-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts by providing actionable information and applications to the public and disaster managers worldwide. PDC, a program managed by the University of Hawaii, was established by the U.S. government in 1996.