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LATEST EARLY WARNING ALERTS

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    26 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfires - Eastern Colombia

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Southern Chile

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  • Volcano - Marapi, Indonesia

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  • Wildfires - Villa Nueva, Guatemala

    39 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Severe Weather - Burundi

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  • Severe Weather - North Island, New Zealand

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  • Avalanches - Western Canada

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  • Avalanches - Western United States of America

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  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

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  • Wildfires - Northern Philippines

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  • Extreme Heat - Sri Lanka

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  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Severe Weather - Tanzania

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  • Floods - United Kingdom

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  • Avalanches - Southeast Switzerland

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  • Avalanches - Southwest Europe

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  • Flood - E of Sena Madureira, Acre, Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, SE of Jurua River, Brazil and Peru

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  • Wildfire - N of Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar

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  • Wildfire - NW of Lumphat, Rotanokiri, Cambodia

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  • Landslide - Cordillera Occidental, S of San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

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  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

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  • Landslide - Sierras Subandinas, Camiri, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Landslide - Central Andes, NE of Punata, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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  • Landslide - Northern Apennines, NW of Pisa, Toscana, Italy

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  • Landslide - Southern Rift Mountains, SW of Nkhotakota, Nkhotakota, Malawi

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  • Landslide - Albertine Rift Mountains, Fort Portal, Kabarole, Uganda

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  • Landslide - Cordillera Occidental, W of Jaen, Cajamarca, Peru

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  • Landslide - Stewart Island, W of Oban, Southland, New Zealand

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  • Landslide - Central Himalayas, N of Nepalganj, Lumbini, Nepal

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  • Landslide - Jebel Liban, NE of Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon

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  • Landslide - Cordillera Central, S of Satipo, Junín, Peru

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  • Landslide - Ligurian Apennines, E of Genoa, Liguria, Italy

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  • Landslide - Africa, N of Lichinga, Nassa, Mozambique

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  • Landslide - Sierras Pampeanas, W of Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina

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  • Landslide - Makonde Plateau, Lindi, Lindi, Tanzania

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  • Landslide - Cordillera Oriental, SE of Satipo, Junín, Peru

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  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of San Fernando de Apure, Apure, Venezuela

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Puerto Villamil, Galápagos, Ecuador

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Calabozo, Guárico, Venezuela

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tocantins Basin, Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pascua Basin, E of Pascua River, Argentina and Chile

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zomba, Zomba, Malawi

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Floriano, Piauí, Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mar Chiquita Basin, Argentina

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aripuana, Mato Grosso, Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tucurui, Pará, Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 29 km NNW of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - E of Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar

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  • Wildfire - SE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar

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  • Wildfire - E of Sagaing, Sagaing, Myanmar

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  • Flood - Rio De La Plata Basin, Argentina

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Fuyang, Anhui, China

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Ati, Batha, Chad

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, NW of Volta River, Ghana and Togo

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  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

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  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Zambezia, Mozambique

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  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

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  • Flood - N of Ariquemes, Rondônia, Brazil

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  • Flood - S of Tocantinopolis, Tocantins, Brazil

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bulungan Basin, Indonesia and Malaysia

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  • Flood - Shanghai, East China

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  • Flood - NE of Rio Branco, North Brazil

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  • Flood - Parana Basin, E of Paraguay River, Argentina and Paraguay

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  • Flood - E of McMinns Lagoon, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yuan Jiang and Xiang Jiang Rivers, China

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Kpalime, Plateaux, Togo

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Port-Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime, Gabon

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Brahmapur, Odisha, India

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 222 km S of Bengkulu, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - NW of Mzimba, Mzimba, Malawi

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of San Fernando de Apure, Apure, Venezuela

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Guasdualito, Apure, Venezuela

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - S of Tamale, Northern, Ghana

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa, Dem Rep of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial G

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abuna, North Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Guayas Basin, Daule, Babahoyo and Guayas Rivers, Ecuador and Peru

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cameta, Pará, Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Windorah, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bengawan Solo Basin, NW of Bengawan Solo River, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Indonesia and Malaysia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Karumba, Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Krishna Basin, India

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, China, Southern Asia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Myanmar and Thailand

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hai He Basin, Ziya, Daqing He and Wei Rivers, China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tsiribihina Basin, Madagascar

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huai He Basin, N of Huai He River, China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, SW of White Nile River, Uganda

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rosso, Trarza, Mauritania

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, E of Damodar River, India and Bangladesh

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Mozdok, Stavropol, Russia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rukwa Basin, S of Rungwa River, Tanzania and Zambia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Rufiji Basin, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Southwest Indian Ridge

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - Macquarie Island region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Norwich--New London, CT--RI Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qom, Qom, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Surat, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Maues, Amazonas, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta, Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zomba, Zomba, Malawi

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Langsa, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Azerbaijan, Iran and Caspian Sea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Emporia, VA Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Greater Sunda Islands, E of Sukabumi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Spain

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Heavy Snow - Central Asia

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  • Drought - Central Asia

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  • Extreme Heat - Southern Africa

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  • Drought - Central America

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  • Drought - US Virgin Islands, United States of America

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  • Drought - Puerto Rico, United States of America

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  • Drought - Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Drought - Central United States

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  • Drought - Southern United States

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  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - Italy

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  • Cholera - Somalia

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Mozambique

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Dengue - Guatemala

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Malaria - Texas, United States

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Malaria - Florida, United States

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Measles - American Samoa

    10 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Djibouti

    11 months ago WARNING

ABOUT OUR TEAM:

Job Opportunities

Come to work with a leading-edge organization and fuel your passion for public service. For nearly 25 years, PDC has supported the most demanding government customers and nonprofits worldwide, sharing in the mission to save lives and reduce disaster risk. As an applied research center managed by the University of Hawai‘i, we continuously develop new technologies and recruit new talent to advance our state-of-the-art solutions in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. You can find PDC job openings on the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii site or through our LinkedIn postings.

Internships

PDC provides mentored internship opportunities to self-motivated students who take pride in their work, have a passion to learn and a commitment to problemsolving. Our internships offer individuals the chance to apply learned skills and theory to real-world problems.

If you are interesting in applying for an internship with PDC, please review the programs available below to see if there is a good match. You should also examine the criteria for a direct internship before submitting your resume with the link below.

Programs Available

Akamai Workforce Initiative

Offered to college students in Hawaii. Applications accepted in November. Please check the site for details.
https://akamaihawaii.org/interning/

University of Hawai‘i Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE)

Available only to college students within the UH system. PDC posts internship position descriptions to this site.
https://sece.its.hawaii.edu/sece/login

CareerLink – UH Maui College Cooperative (Co-Op) Education program

Available only to UH-MC students. Please check the site for details.
http://maui.hawaii.edu/careerlink/

Ke Alahele Program

Offered through Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) internship program
http://www.medb.org/programs/education-to-workforce/ke-alahele-education-fund/

Direct Internships

Direct internships with PDC are also available on an as-needed basis. Please inquire per the guidelines below.

Internship Criteria

  • All internships are based on the island of Maui in Hawaii. PDC does not support internships outside of Maui.
  • All internship programs are paid internships. However, we do not offer relocation or housing support.
  • Technical internships are for summer undergraduate and graduate students. Communications internships are offered year-round.
  • U.S. Citizenship is not required, however:
    • Candidates MUST have permission to work in the U.S. for the duration of internship; and
    • PDC does NOT sponsor visas for international students.
  • Long-term internships (for graduate students) may be as long as 6 months. Candidates must submit a resume as part of the submission. Areas of interest for internship may also be submitted.

 

  • For PDC’s direct internship program, the applicant must submit a resume. Area(s) of interest for internship may also be submitted. Internship is contingent upon need and availability.

Skills We Need

Over the years, interns have made valuable contributions to PDC projects and activities with such skills as:

Computer or GIS skills and literacy

  • Computer programming (C++, Java, Jscript, …)
  • Scripting (PHP, Python, Shell, …)
  • Web/App development (HTML, CSS, JSON, …)
  • AI experience and/or interest
  • GIS (data processing, visualization, …)
  • Imagery and/or Image analysis
  • Physical sciences and/or modeling
  • Data analysis and/or statistics

Communications or design skills and literacy

  • Public relations, communications, content development experience
  • Web UX / UI design principles
  • Graphic design using latest Adobe products
  • Video editing
  • Marketing copy development
  • Social media content management

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