Publication Date: 2018.
Author affiliation: Luis Bermudez. Open Geospatial Consortium
Author affiliation: Asato, Carlos Gabriel. Open Geospatial Consortium y SEGEMAR; Argentina.
Author affiliation: Taylor, Trevor. Open Geospatial Consortium
Disasters are responsible for major socioeconomic damages. Global initiatives call for the improvement of information technology infrastructure to better share data and advance multinational collaboration. The "Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas: A Regional Summit on the Contributions of Earth Observations" held on September 3-8 in 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina strengthened the collective ability to share the many challenges of disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) while promoting the awareness and better use of earth observations (EO). A simulation exercise took place during the summit. The exercise brought together government, emergency managers, earth observation data providers, academics, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial companies. The participants assessed the capabilities and needs of policymakers, regional and on-the-ground decision makers, and learned what information products can be produced, and when and how such products are available. This ER describes the description and results of the simulated scenario including the postexercise activity that captured the lessons learned from the participants.
Keywords: ingeniería; riesgo natural; reducción del riesgo de desastres; riesgo natural; desastre; NASA; CONAE; CEOS; Global Flood Partnership; América del Sur; Caribe; América Latina; Group on Earth Observations; United Nations Sendai Framework; observación de la tierra; gestión del riesgo natural; gestión de la información del riesgo natural; simulacro de desastre natural; gestión de la emergencia; escenario de desastre natural; 502.58 (8 + 729).
Repository: Repositorio Institucional SEGEMAR (SEGEMAR). Servicio Geológico Minero Argentino