Module 1: How to customize alerts and preferences
In this training video, you will learn how to customize DisasterAWARE early warning alerts and user preferences.
Module 2: How to access analytical products and shared hazard reports
In this training video, you will learn how to access DisasterAWARE analytical products and share hazard reports.
Module 3: How to use layers and the identify tool
In this training video, you will learn how to use DisasterAWARE layers and the identify tools to access and filter information.
Module 4: How to use Area Brief to assess critical needs
In this training video, you will learn how to use the DisasterAWARE Area Brief to assess critical needs, infrastructure, and more.
Module 5: How to assess ground conditions through live social media
In this training video, you will learn how to use live social media features in DisasterAWARE to gauge hazard conditions.
Module 6: How to access live cameras to observe ground conditions
In this training video, you will learn how to access live cameras in DisasterAWARE to observe ground conditions.
Module 7: How to access live TV feeds to stay abreast of breaking news
In this training video, you will learn how to use live TV features to stay abreast of breaking news.
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What our partners are saying about us...
|Honolulu, HI, USA||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."
|Fiji||PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORT, FIJI (2016)|
"Thank you and your team for so quickly responding to our needs."
|Tonga||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."
|California, USA||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."
|Texas, USA||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.”
|Virginia, USA||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."
USDA Foreign Agriculture Service officer
|Washington, DC, USA||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."
|500 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA|
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."
Daniel B. Whitley
|1400 Independence Ave SW #5071, Washington, DC 20250, USA||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."
|500 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA||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."
Lisa Samson on PDC products during hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
|Miami, FL, USA|
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!"
William I. Clark
|9301 NW 33rd St, Doral, FL 33178, USA|
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."
|Doral, FL, USA||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."
BAHAMAS DISASTER RECOVERY MANAGER AND FIRST ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Jeremy K. Delancy
|Nassau, The Bahamas|
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."
|E Bay St, Nassau, The Bahamas|
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."
|New York, NY, USA||UNITED NATIONS OCHA (2016)|
"I was impressed with how quickly you guys developed situational awareness products...quite impressed with your team's work."
|Dominican Republic||PRESIDENT, REPUBLICA DOMINCANA COMISIÓN NACIONAL DE ENERGÍA|
"Thank you for being aware of our situation and for the sending of images for analysis."
|Guatemala||CONRED SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF GUATEMALA|
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."
Augusto Moreno O'Phelan
|Peru||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."
Mr. Eliezer Serrano, Jr.
|Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||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."
|Myanmar (Burma)||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."
|Philippines||DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE (2015)|
"We are very appreciative of your support to our country."
|21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077||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."
Dr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
|Matraman, East Jakarta City, Jakarta 13120, Indonesia|
HEAD OF DATA, INFORMATION, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR INDONESIA'S NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY, BNPB
Harlan V. Hale
|Banten, Indonesia||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."
|Jl. Anyar No.12, RT.2/RW.1, Leuwinutug, Kec. Citeureup, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16810, Indonesia||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."
Dr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
|West Java, Indonesia||HEAD OF DATA, INFORMATION, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, BNPB (2017)|
"Thank you very much for your support in Mt Agung eruption. Very useful to us."