DisasterAWARE is the most powerful and reliable early warning and multi-hazard monitoring platform. It is used by thousands of the most demanding government customers and humanitarian assistance organizations around the globe. It supports disaster risk reduction and best practices throughout all phases of disaster management—providing early warning, multi-hazard monitoring, modeled impact assessments, and the largest collection of scientifically verified geospatial data. DisasterAWARE powers customized software solutions for multiple countries around the world, as well as our free mobile app for public use, Disaster Alert™.
For disaster management practitioners and senior decision makers.
Access real-time information and manage hazards as they unfold
A hazard is displayed in DisasterAWARE when an occurrence or incident poses substantial threat to people, property, and assets as determined by disaster managers.
Now Including SmartAlert™
With PDC's SmartAlert technology, you select the areas and hazards to monitor and we'll automatically alert you to threats within or approaching those areas.
Pacific Disaster Center assigns severity levels of
(least severe). The levels represent the potential of an event to be hazardous. Please note these are public safety guidelines, not deterministic predictions.
means severe impact or damage is highly likely and anticipated.
means modest impact is likely and the public should be alert.
means continue to monitor, but impact is currently not likely/not very large, etc.
While the precise meaning will vary from one hazard to another, PDC's assigned status (Warning, Watch, Advisory, Information) simplifies alerts and adds consistency to reports integrating multiple hazards.
PDC recognizes up to four alert severities:
For Disaster Management Practioners: SMS Text | Email | App notifications
For Public: App Notifications only
Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessments
Through DisasterAWARE you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessment of exposure and needs for any type of hazard in any part of the world.
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Discover some of the many capabilities of DisasterAWARE.
Early Warning Alerts
Receive early warning notification and hazard updates via text message and email.
Risk and Vulnerability
Direct resources effectively based on population vulnerability, coping capacity, and other criteria.
Hazard Impact Estimation
Access real-time hazard information and determine potential impacts to populations and critical infrastructure.
Critical Needs Reports
Quickly identify at-risk populations, potential needs, critical Infrastructure, and more.
Live cameras are available for many locations, providing on-the-ground footage of current conditions.
Setup alerts and customize early warning preferences to receive updates about one or more geographic locations.
Social Media Insights
Identify social media hotspots and scan public discussions about ground conditions and other updates in real-time.
TV News Updates
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and monitor major media coverage of events through DisasterAWARE.
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Get access to an expansive library of geospatial data for risk assessment, early warning, response, and other disaster management needs. Hosted by PDC and compiled by the Global Hazards Information Network, you can access:
Real-time hazard incident data
Historical hazard data
Highly accurate predictive modeling
Demographic and socio-economic data
Real-time meteorological observations and forecast data
Base map data, such as infrastructure, hydrography, and emergency services
High-resolution satellite imagery
Topographic data and digital elevation models
DisasterAWARE Customized Solutions
Unlock the power of your own data. We provide both out-of-the box and customized decision support solutions built on our industry-leading platform, DisasterAWARE. We've helped government agencies and nongovernmental organizations worldwide to design and successfully implement early warning and decision support solutions powered by DisasterAWARE.
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."
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.”
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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!"
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
"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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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
CONRED Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of Guatemala
Bahamas Disaster Recovery Manager and First Assistant Secretary
Edy Manolo Barillas
U.N. OCHA National Disaster Advisor to Guatemala
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