PDC data and technology aid global fight against COVID-19

  • Tropical Storm - Lowell

    43 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Quipungo, Hula - Angola

    16 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 58 km ENE of Mulegé, Mexico

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Chico, California - United States

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

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  • Wildfire - S of Twin Falls (Badger Fire), Idaho - United States

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  • Wildfires - Siskiyou County (Fox Fire), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - Douglas County (Thielsen Fire), Oregon, United States

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  • Wildfire - NE of Arcata (Red Salmon Complex), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Visalia (SQF Complex), California - United States

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  • Wildfires - Lake County (Brattain Fire), Oregon, United States

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  • Wildfires - Jackson County (South Obenchain Fire), Oregon, United States

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  • Wildfires - Clackamas County (Riverside Fire), Oregon, United States

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  • Wildfire - N of Ontario (Woodhead Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Salem (Beachie Creek Lions Head Complex), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfire - S of Tillamook (Echo Mt and Kimberling Road Complex), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Roseburg (Archie Creek Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfire - N of Klamath Falls (Two Four Two Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of Springfield (Holiday Farm Fire), Oregon - United States

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  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

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  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - E of San Bernardino (EL Dorado), California - United States

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  • Wildfire - Plumas and Lassen Counties (North Complex), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - Monterey County (Dolan Fire), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - Mendocino County (August Complex), California, United States

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  • Wildfire - NW of Pampa del Infierno, Chaco - Argentina

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  • Wildfire - E of Pozo Colorado, Presidente Hayes - Paraguay

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  • Wildfire - NE of Puerto Quijarro, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

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  • Wildfire - NE of Palmas, Tocantins - Brazil

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  • Wildfire - S of Colinas, Maranho - Brazil

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  • Wildfire - NW of Villa Carlos Paz, Crdoba - Argentina

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  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

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  • Volcano - Krakatau, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 63 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

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  • Floods - Gilan Province, Iran

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  • Extreme Heat - Northern Mexico

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  • Storm - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Floods - West Java, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kogi State, Nigeria

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  • Floods - Upper East Region, Ghana

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  • Floods - Ethiopia

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  • Drought - Dominican Republic

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  • Drought - Northeastern United States

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  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

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  • Storms - Mexico

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  • Extreme Heat - Antigua and Barbuda

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  • Floods - Cambodia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Oaxaca, Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kankan, Guinea

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guizhou, China

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Java, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    2 months ago WARNING

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April 7, 2020

As the global community joins together to offer their best skills and resources to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),  Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), a research and technology organization under the University of Hawai’i, has teamed up with organizations across sectors, state lines, and international borders to share the most important information and analysis as soon as it breaks.

“Pacific Disaster Center is approaching the response to this global pandemic by partnering with the most reliable data providers to ensure accurate, timely, easy-to-understand, and actionable information is at the fingertips of emergency managers, decision makers, and the general public,” said PDC’s Executive Director Ray Shirkhodai.  “We specialize at bringing together the best science and information through our many partnerships around the world, and we’re making this information completely accessible through our free and open DisasterAWARE platform as soon as it’s released.”

PDC has also analyzed a variety of crucial COVID-19 data through new online dashboards that give the public instant access to the most authoritative information, in near real-time.

PDC’s COVID-19 dashboard collects data from multiple sources, providing daily updates and analysis of the virus within the U.S. and around the world at www.pdc.org/covid19.

 

PDC’s interactive map services present a snapshot of the COVID-19 situation, with instant access to data in near real-time at the click of a location on the map. See www.pdc.org/COVID19Response.

“It is the combination of PDC’s data, analytical tools and technologies, and its scientific research on risk and vulnerability that is ensuring the best information gets into the hands of FEMA, civil and national defense authorities, the National Guard Bureaus, and all agencies and organizations in disaster management in the United States and around the world,” said UH President David Lassner.

Another example, PDC partnered early on with the National Emergency Managers Association (NEMA) to help automate mapping of NEMA’s unique COVID-19 State Actions Tracker, available now in all of PDC’s DisasterAWARE systems for emergency mangers and the community. This comprehensive information now directly serves FEMA and other federal agencies for critical decision making in response COVID-19. Information is depicted visually for at-a-glance analysis and decision making. This is but one of PDC’s many COVID-19 related layers, and among thousands of other global data sets PDC has made available to the community to aid with various disaster response efforts at home and around the world.

PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform offers quick access to NEMA’s detailed data on actions taken by states. This information is available in PDC’s public version of the system disasteralert.pdc.org.


“PDC’s vast data holdings put us in a unique position to help assess risks, vulnerabilities, and aid planning for COVID-19 response—not only within our own island community, but across the nation and in countries around the world,” said Dr. Erin Hughey, PDC’s Director of Global Operations.

She said PDC has also forged academic and scientific partnerships with nations and international groups, such as the United Nations, who have been working together with the center to reduce disaster risk and vulnerability. “Through our many global partnership efforts and PDC’s National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment program, we can provide detailed analysis of risk factors and vulnerabilities, at a subnational level, to help reduce the spread of this dangerous virus and more effectively plan for its potential impacts.”

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