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World Updates

October 24, 2018

With disaster risk on the rise, Sierra Leone partners with PDC on advanced DRR strategies

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October 5, 2018

Argentina acts to reduce disaster losses and increase resilience in the age of climate change

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August 29, 2018

International gathering assesses ASEAN achievements to date, looking towards the 2025 Vision for Disaster Management

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July 19, 2018

CDEMA brings PDC, other agencies together to help gear up for above-average hurricane season

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July 12, 2018

PDC–UN OCHA partner to enhance worldwide disaster response capacity

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July 7, 2018

Scientific tools and earth observational data showcased by PDC, other experts during AfriGEOSS Symposium

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July 4, 2018

PDC reports progress at 5th ASEAN AADMER Partnership Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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July 4, 2018

PDC Partners with Changi Regional HA/DR Coordination Centre

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May 21, 2018

PDC and BNPB train Red Cross to help strengthen Indonesia’s national disaster response capacity

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May 16, 2018

DisasterAWARE™ recognized as Enterprise Preparedness Product of the Year

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May 15, 2018

Importance of risk intelligence highlighted by PDC during launch of DisasterAWARE™ Enterprise with Kaazing

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March 27, 2018

Partnership momentum continues with project kick-off in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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PDC in Action
Supporting humanitarian response to major hazards worldwide.

Every year PDC partners with numerous public and private agencies and supports civil-military response to major hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, biological hazards, and numerous other threats.

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Supporting humanitarian response to major hazards worldwide.

Every year PDC partners with numerous public and private agencies and supports civil-military response to major hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, biological hazards, and numerous other threats.

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Partner Success Stories
Pacific Disaster Center and AHA Centre formalize partnership

Following more than a decade of collaboration to enhance disaster management capacities in the Southeast Asia region, PDC and AHA Centre sign official Memorandum of Intent...

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Pacific Disaster Center and AHA Centre formalize partnership

Following more than a decade of collaboration to enhance disaster management capacities in the Southeast Asia region, PDC and AHA Centre sign official Memorandum of Intent...

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What our partners are saying about us...
Willem Rampangilei
Chief, BNPB
As I mentioned when we met recently at BNPB HQ Jakarta, I want to extend my appreciation to you, to your colleagues at PDC, and to USAID/OFDA for your hard work and dedication – and for your tangible results – in building capabilities and capacities for disaster risk reduction in Indonesia, especially in the area of hazard monitoring and early warning.
Daniel B. Whitley
Acting Associate Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (2017)
"On behalf of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Services, I would like to express my appreciation and full support of the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) for its essential contributions...with data and support...we've been able to improve our global agricultural production and disaster assessment analyses, products, and decision outcomes."
Harlan V. Hale
Regional Advisor, USAID/DCHA/OFDA/EAP
"From a disaster management perspective, these agencies [PDC, HOT, PetaBencana.id] have combined their skills, have worked well together, and have created something that is really innovative, useful, and can actually improve both the disaster response by the government and citizen's participation in it as well."
John Andoe
Emergency Management Coordinator, Texas Health and Human Services (2017)
“Keep up the good work. I'm using EMOPS (DisasterAWARE) in Texas to monitor Hurricane Harvey.”
Eric Yarrell
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, JTF-Bravo (2017)
"JTF-Bravo sincerely appreciated the HADR decision-support information provided by the Pacific Disaster Center during Hurricane Irma response… has been both timely and valuable support of current operations."
Susan Cruz
Director, Office of Civil Defense (2015)
"We are very appreciative of your support to our country."
Augusto Moreno O'Phelan
Director General for Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Defense, Peru (2016)
"Many thanks for your important information about the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas."
Paulo Bayly
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport, Fiji (2016)
"Thank you and your team for so quickly responding to our needs."
- Carolann Albury
Director, Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (2017)
"…thank you all for the assistance you have rendered on so many occasions to The BNGISC but more importantly to The Bahamas."
Claudia Mateo
President, Republica Domincana Comisión Nacional de Energía
"Thank you for being aware of our situation and for the sending of images for analysis."
William I. Clark
Humanitarian Assistance Division Chief, U.S. SOUTHCOM (2017)
Our success during response efforts is directly related to PDC's contribution. The set of tools offered by your decision support system (DisasterAWARE), the large amount of data, the modeling and assessments, and skill set of your staff are unique. They provide my team with great situational awareness in a timely manner, enabling rapid and informed decision making in critical periods."
Don Price
Disaster Management Advisor, U.S. Forest Service, Myanmar (2017)
"The big floods in Southern China are causing some real problems for Vietnam and Myanmar and DMRS/EMOPS (DisasterAWARE) is the best visualization for this regional flood situation."
Ana Ake
Ministry of Information and Communications, Kingdom of Tonga (2017)
"I was first introduced to EMOPS (DisasterAWARE)...during a HA/DR training in Auckland this year. I've worked with several tools and it is obvious that EMOPS is the only sustainable tool that is available and is openly available."
Dr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Head of Data, Information, and Public Relations, BNPB (2017)
"Thank you very much for your support in Mt Agung eruption. Very useful to us."
Lisa Samson on PDC products during hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Assistant Deputy Director, Exercises & Coalition Affairs, U.S. SOUTHCOM (2017)
"[I] wanted to pass along that the reports that PDC is generating are succinct and extremely informative. I've passed along to other colleagues in the HQs staff and other COCOMs to peak their interest. Well done!"
Christopher Vaughan
FEMA National Headquarters Geospatial Information Officer (2015)
"My sincerest thanks to the PDC team during this event. [Tropical Cyclone Dolphin] Your professionalism and dedication to the mission is to be commended. I'm sure we will have plenty to discuss/improve upon in the weeks to follow. Thanks again for all the support. Great job team."
USDA Foreign Agriculture Service officer
USDA (2016)
"Your suggestion that we look at PDC content and capabilities has really paid off. We partnered with them, and are ingesting their global disaster feeds into [Global Agricultural & Disaster Assessment System] GADAS. The addition of a couple of our own applications to quickly delineate impacted areas and extract agricultural acreage and population has proved quite valuable."
Jeremy K. Delancy
Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Social Services & Community Development, Commonwealth of The Bahamas (2016)
"I wanted [PDC] to know that I used DisasterAWARE during Hurricane Joaquin and it performed admirably. Some further training will be needed for us to use it to its full capabilities. One of the persons who was quite impressed is Chief Meteorological Officer, Mr. Arnold King."
Giuseppe Timperio
Research Engineer, Advanced Supply Chain Management & Humanitarian Logistics, National University of Singapore (2016)
"I knew of 'InAWARE' and I am impressed by its capabilities. Information sharing in the humanitarian context is still a big challenge (especially in ASEAN), and the efforts you are putting to close this gap are highly appreciated, and indeed highly useful for the whole humanitarian community."
Kenta Hamasaki
The Consulate General of Japan, Honolulu, HI (2016)
"Aloha Julie. Hello. After the registration [for DisasterAWARE], I started to receive warnings such as Typhoon Meranti. That data contains necessary info and is so graphic that it's easy to know at a glance how the impact is. This is very important for our duties. Thank you again."
Jonathan Colwell
Goespatial Coordinator, DHS-FEMA Region 9 (2016)
"EMOPS (DisasterAWARE) made my day so much easier while monitoring [Tropical Cyclone] AMOS. Data that I thought I'd spend a good part of the morning digging for was available, as were the tools to draw polygons and annotate and meet the requirement."
Matt Lott
Emergency Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Transportation (2016)
"I work for the Virginia DOT as an emergency planner. I would like to be added to your distribution list for awareness products. I followed work during Hurricane Mathew and would like to avail our organization of your great products."
Jesse Rozelle
Program Manager, Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Program, FEMA (2017)
"Aloha PDC team: I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all of your support during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The modeling and risk assessment support you have provided to FEMA has been incredibly helpful for our response efforts and our emergency management partners. I'm looking forward to a continued partnership."
Brian Abbott
Lieutenant Colonel, Public-Private Cooperation Program Coordinator, U.S. SOUTHCOM (2016)
"As a Public-Private Cooperation (PPC) Program Coordinator, PDC's vision and leadership translates into strategies that enable others to effectively achieve results."
Mr. Eliezer Serrano, Jr.
Lead Data Fusion Manager, U.S. SOUTHCOM Joint Operations Center (2016)
PDC's support in the SOUTHCOM region and its commitment to promote public safety were unfailing during the Rio Olympics. [DisasterAWARE] greatly enhanced our situational awareness and offered an abundance of useful data and safety monitoring information."
Marcus Elten
United Nations OCHA (2016)
"I was impressed with how quickly you guys developed situational awareness products...quite impressed with your team's work."
Dr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Head of Data, Information, and Public Relations for Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB
Paul Ugarte
CONRED Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of Guatemala
Gayle Outten-Moncour
Bahamas Disaster Recovery Manager and First Assistant Secretary
Edy Manolo Barillas
U.N. OCHA National Disaster Advisor to Guatemala

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