Pacific Disaster Center Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities  



The PDC team does great work… and their DisasterAWARE™ website… is becoming the gold standard of information display and conceptualization not only in the Asia-Pacific but around the globe as well.

Commander of one USPACOM element, introducting another to DisasterAWARE

PDC in Action

DisasterAWARE Early Warning and Decision Support Platform

Disaster managers face significant challenges in managing essential information for preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Designed specifically to overcome these challenges, the DisasterAWARE (All-hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation) platform integrates information, modeling, and mapping technologies to provide situational awareness and decision support in a highly visual and easy-to-use web application.

DisasterAWARE continually monitors reliable scientific data sources for events deemed potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets, and posts these incidents as “Active Hazards.” These postings are accessible to decision makers and to the public through early warning and decision support tools:

  • Disaster Alert: PDC’s free and easy-to-use application for iPhone, iPad, and Android™ users delivers a mobile, up-to-the-minute multi-hazard monitoring platform.
  • Web-accessible Disaster Alert: Available to all users, this interactive global map viewer provides a continuously updated information stream on current hazards worldwide, along with other geospatial data. This application has a touch-friendly interface that adapts to the device on which it is opened: computer, tablet, or phone.
  • EMOPS: Designed to meet the information needs of disaster managers and state and local government users, this free, subscription-based Emergency Operations (EMOPS) system provides a secure environment for accessing, updating, and sharing information before, during, and after a disaster.

PDC also offers customized versions of DisasterAWARE™ for specialized deployments, working with stakeholders to identify specific requirements and propose right-sized solutions.

Visit the Training Guide for Web-accessible Disaster Alert page for more information about using Disaster Alert.