Finest resolution exposure estimates
Estimates population and capital exposure with precision down to a 30 x 30 meter radius. Uses multiple data sources to perform estimates including Facebook, WorldPop, Global Exposure (GAR), and more.
Estimates by sector / age demographic
Provides exposure estimates with breakdowns by sector and age group. Includes estimates for schools and hospitals and age breakdowns in 5-year increments for vulnerable populations.
Global coverage for any type of hazard
Allows for the estimation of any hazard, anywhere in the world that has an associated polygon, including data-poor environments.
Questions AIM can help you answer:
What is the demographic makeup of the exposed population (e.g. children, elderly, adults)?
Quickly estimate potential impacts and needs
AIM feeds PDC’s DisasterAWARE system, our automated products, and specialized partner products. It is also provides the data for PDC’s new Event Brief.
MAXIMUM POTENTIAL POPULATION EXPOSURE
people exposed to shaking intensity of VI (Strong) and above
TOTAL CAPITAL EXPOSURE
BREAKDOWN OF POTENTIAL NEEDS
sq meters of shelter
liters of water
kcals per day
100-liter waste bins
Who uses AIM products and capabilities in DisasterAWARE?
PDC's AIM [all-hazards impact modeling] is, we believe, the best in the world at estimating exposure.
Regional Information Management Officer, United Nations OCHA
It’s been a privilege for the AHA Centre to work with Pacific Disaster Center under the ASEAN–U.S. cooperation since our birth, nine years ago. DMRS is powered by PDC’s DisasterAWARE technology and has been internalized and mainstreamed for the past nine years into our day-to-day disaster monitoring and response operation.
AHA Centre Executive Director
This alliance [with PDC] is a step forward in the achievement of the digital transformation goals the IFRC has set. Integrating digital and emerging technologies, skills and a digital culture into our organization in a more efficient way will enable us to harness collective intelligence and democratize access to information.
IFRC Under Secretary General of National Society Development and Operations
NDRRMC is constantly in need of situational data, readily available to them at any given time for crucial decision-making and planning against arising threats ahead of time. The PhilAWARE Project gives us that innovation and technology.
–Philippines’ Under Secretary Ricardo Jalad,
Administrator of the Philippines Office of Civil Defense (OCD)
Four months after PhilAWARE was handed over to the Philippines Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the national early warning system was put to the test a second time—and passed. Tropical Storm Agaton, known internationally as Megi, made landfall on April 10, 2022, leading...
First-ever global and regional gender trend analysis released by PDC and USINDOPACOM’s Office of Women, Peace and Security
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President of Panama places new focus on preventing future disaster risks, including adverse impacts from climate change
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In less than a month, Indonesia was hit with flash floods and a deadly earthquake—and InAWARE was there to help
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How hundreds of millions of people are protected from natural hazard risks throughout Southeast Asia
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Thailand’s population of nearly 70 million to be protected by new early warning and hazard monitoring technologies
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Super Typhoon Rai slams southern Philippines following successful launch of new national early warning system
On Dec. 15, 2021, Tropical Storm Rai strengthened into a Super Typhoon faster than any other storm system in recent memory, going from a category 2 to a category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale in a matter of hours. The storm would end up hitting the...
Building on five years of partnership, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has initiated a new project with the University of Hawai’i (UH)’s Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) to develop a one-of-a-kind, advanced technology system for expanding the level of...
Guyana joins growing list of Caribbean nations to use PDC science in fight against climate-driven natural disasters
The impacts of climate change are being felt around the world, but few know the urgency of action more than Guyana. Immersed in the recent impacts of record-breaking floods which destroyed crops, houses, and livestock throughout the country, Guyana’s officials moved...
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