Abstract

A natural disaster event can stretch emergency personnel to breaking point. However, at the very time that the community is most pre-occupied with response, important but perishable information on the event is available. The information helps us to understand how and why the event impacted on the community, and systematic efforts are needed to collect the data. Risk managers need to base their decisions on accurate and reliable forecasting of the future. Organisations such as Geoscience Australia provide risk assessments to assist this decision making. Post-disaster data collection is essential to test risk assessment models against what has happened in real events. Data collection technologies can also assist response teams by transmitting near real-time spatial information between field personnel and coordinating centres.
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Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2003-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

68011 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/68011/

Keywords

GA Publication
Abstract
data
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-da54-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address