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NASA Webinar - Overview of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG)

cordially invite you to group participation in and discussion of 

 NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Webinar 

Overview of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 / 14:00 / NADOR UTCA 15, ROOM 202

Up-to-date data is crucial in responding to natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and tropical storms. The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) provides near real-time information, alerts, and impact assessments through an interactive website. GDACS integrates maps and satellite imagery relevant to an event, including NASA satellite imagery and MODIS-based flood mapping from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory. In this two-hour webinar, participants will learn how they can use GDACS to monitor real-time disasters, assess the impacts of an event, and develop response strategies for both national and international disasters. The webinar will include a demonstration of applying the data with a historical and a near real-time event.

The session participants will follow the webinar together, consult SMARG members regarding unclear terms or concepts, ask presenters online and discuss Disaster-related technologies after the session. 


The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy initiated cross-departmental cooperation on developing Disaster Management and Risk Reduction studies at CEU. Find out more information about the Disaster Management CEU Open Lectures Series and register your interest to receive updates and continue discussion on DRR at CEU.