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Importance of risk intelligence highlighted by Pacific Disaster Center during launch of DisasterAWARE Enterprise with Kaazing

April 12, 2018

DisasterAWARE Enterprise launched at the Tech Science Museum in San Jose, California. Panelists included (right to left): Kaazing CEO Bob Miller, Pacific Disaster Center Executive Director Ray Shirkhodai, Nova Technology Partners Founder Mohsen Moazami, Kaazing Chief Technology Officer John Fallows, and Sonim Senior Director of Business Development Taylor Umphreys.

Following 18 months of strategic partnering discussions between Kaazing and University of Hawaii, managing partner of Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), DisasterAWARE Enterprise was launched on April 10, 2018 at the Tech Science Museum in San Jose, California. The launch of the new platform comes on the heels of one of the worst-ever recorded seasons for Atlantic hurricanes, severe wildfires that ravaged the State of California, and record losses upwards of $300 billion in 2017 for the United States alone. The new enterprise-grade Software as a Service (SaaS), DisasterAWARE Enterprise, leverages Kaazing technology to extend PDC’s life-saving technology, DisasterAWARE, to businesses worldwide.

As a research center under the University of Hawaii, PDC provides one of the most powerful platforms to aid disaster preparedness, response, humanitarian relief, and risk reduction for the world’s most demanding government customers. According to Ray Shirkhodai, “With the help of Kaazing, our important work has now been extended to benefit businesses on a global scale and to help executives incorporate risk intelligence into their decision-making processes.” DisasterAWARE Enterprise can now be accessed through Kaazing by signing up for a 30-day free trial at

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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 DisasterAWARETM 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.