The disaster management support project
The Disaster Management Support DMS Project is one of six projects adopted by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites CEOS to develop an integrated global observing strategy. The objective of the project is to foster improved utilisation of existing and planned earth observation satellite data. over the past months, the project has held six meetings and working sessions to solicit information and technical input from space agencies and users in disaster management to develop a strategy for improved use of earth observation data in support of technological and natural hazards. The projects has initially chosen to highlight the following hazards: drought, earthquakes, fires, floods, oil spills, tropical cyclones and volcanic ash.
For details, contact
Jkanice A. M. Sessing
International Relations Specilaist, NOAA/NESDIS
Office of International and Interagency Affairs
1315 East-West highway, SSMC3, Room 3620,
Silver Spring, MD - 20910-3282
Tel: 1-301-713-2024 Fax: 1-301-713-2032
Source: Network Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 3 UNEP Environment and Societal impacts Group.