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Crowdsourcing for Forensic Disaster Analysis

Crowdsourcing data allow a fast overview of the situation after natural disasters.

3. June 2016 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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CEDIM Follow-up Investigation on the Nepal Earthquake

An interdisciplinary team of researchers examined the key issues in the recovery process in the disaster information communication chain in Nepal.

25. May 2016 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Five years after the Tohoku earthquake

Original loss estimates versus the impacts counted in 2016.

11. March 2016 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Real-time impact assessment to improve rapid response to natural disasters

Scientists are developing innovative methods to foster disaster risk reduction and emergency management, as they become increasingly important in areas exposed to natural hazards.

17. November 2015 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Facing natural hazards

Each year 250 Million people are affected by natural disasters, challenging disaster response and recovery capacities worldwide. Strikingly, 97 % of all deaths occur in developing countries.

9. November 2015 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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CEDIM Field Mission after the Earthquake in Nepal

Researchers study population displacement, shelter needs and decisions.

12. June 2015 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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The aftermath of an earthquake in Kathmandu

Suitability of open spaces for emergency shelter.

6. May 2015 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Worldwide natural hazards and georisks

The effects of natural hazards are increasing worldwide. During the Geo.X conference scientist presented recommendations for a global risk management strategy.

27. March 2015 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Geohazard: App for information for natural hazards

Geohazard provides information on natural hazards recently occurred or expected.

24. July 2014 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Costs due to natural hazards at record high

Losses caused by natural hazards reached an all-time high in 2013 in Germany. Tendency: increasing.

4. July 2014 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Networking geosciences Europe-wide

Information and data from different geosciences will be made available across national boundaries via a portal in the future.

25. June 2014 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Early warning and limits of predictability

One of the cornerstones of disaster reduction is early warning and predicting, as far as possible, the places affected, the timing and scale of an adverse phenomenon.

21. March 2014 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Satellite-based assistance with natural disasters

Natural disasters alert the Zentrum für Satellitengestützte Kriseninformation (ZKI).

13. January 2014 · Natural hazards / Risk management
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Extreme weather, earthquakes – Areas at risk in Germany

Natural hazards often cause damage in Germany. Areas at risk are presented interactively in a series of web-based maps.

10. December 2013 · Natural hazards / Risk management
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)