Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System - Alerts system
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System - Alerts system

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a web-based platform that in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and cyclones, sends automatic alerts via e-mail, fax or SMS to the international first responders community. GDACS combines information on the event, the population in the affected area and the vulnerability of that population to derive an alert level that indicates the probability for a catastrophic situation with needs for international humanitarian intervention. GDACS also offers a platform for structured information exchange between responders and coordinators, thus facilitating decision-making. GDACS has now 18,000 users worldwide.

Acronym
Acronym: 
GDACS
Collaborating DGs
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
External Partners
External Partners: 
UNOCHA, Institute for Meteorological Research Iceland and SARWeather, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, UNITAR-UNOSAT
Science Areas
Science Areas: 
Institutes

Institutes: