Despite major advancements in knowledge on disaster risks and on disasters caused by natural hazards, the number and severity of disasters is increasing. Global Earth and space observations can significantly assist in reducing disasters by monitoring the Earth’s surface and its space environment.
Early warning system augmented by the real-time monitoring and observation of hurricanes, severe storms, tornados, flooding, landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis as well as monitoring the mobility of people and development of infrastructure would help in scientific analysis and assessment of disaster risks.
Finally, it would save lives and properties and hence contribute to mitigation of disasters. This side event will highlight the importance Earth observations and risk assessments in disaster risk reduction.
Alik Ismail-Zadeh (IUGG), Vladimir Kattsov (RosHydroMet) (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)