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EO for Disaster Risk Reduction - recorded

Mon 4 November from 14:30 to 16:00 in Menzies

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How well communities prepare for and recover from disasters can have extensive impacts on lives and local economies. Earth observations and remote sensing provide innovative approaches for visualizing and managing systemic disaster risk and can directly enhance decision making from national to local levels. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction identifies explicitly the need for Earth observation data, and the role it can play in building productive and resilient communities. This side event will showcase opportunities for reporting towards Sendai global targets, and share GEO programmes and initiatives efforts to ensure a thriving society driven by Earth observations. 


NASA, International Research Institute for Climate and Society – Columbia University, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, International Displacement Monitoring Centre, International Organization for Migration, United States Geological Survey (USGS), GEO Sendai Secretariat, National Sendai Focal Points, and UNOOSA.


Shanna N. McClain, PhD (NASA) and Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Colombia University (,


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