Building Disaster Resilience by Harnessing the Data Revolution

February 17, 2017

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a global partnership of governments and organizations, envisions a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefits of human kind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth Observations. In the domain of disaster risk management, GEO advocates the value of Earth observations, engages communities and delivers data and information in support of Disaster Resilience by increasing capacity to prepare, forecast, mitigate, manage and recover from disasters; in order to achieve a substantial reduction of risk and losses of life and property through an understanding of disaster risk brought by maintaining and strengthening in-situ and remotely-sensed Earth and climate observations while enhancing the access to, and the sharing and use of, data and information obtained through such observations.