David E. Borges, physical scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center for NASA's Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program, recently wrote a post for the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Voices Blog to explore how Earth observations can support disaster risk reduction strategies.
The DRR Voices Blog is a part of Preventionweb.net, the online knowledge platform for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), an organization that brings governments, partners and communities together to reduce disaster risk and losses to ensure a safer, more sustainable future.
In the post, Borges explains the history and role of the NASA Disasters Program, and explores topics such as tracking fires with the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) and forecasting tsunamis with the Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS), among others.
Read the full blog post here: https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/74663
This blog post was also shared to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) website: http://www.earthobservations.org/geo_blog_obs.php?id=477