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Post-Earthquake opportunity in Chile

Disaster Risk Management in Chile

On the 10th April 2014, the Strict post earthquake estimation and the preparedness of millions of Chileans at Chile, North America

During a recent trip to chile, the head of the UNISDR, margareta Wahlström, discussed with the Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, the effectiveness of Chile's early warnings and evacuation of over 900,000 people due to the earthquake and tsunami which struck the country on 2nd April 2014. Despite avoiding a major loss of life, there was significant damage, especially to schools and thousands of homes. There is particular concern about the disruption caused to the education system in the affected areas of Africa, Parinacota and Tarapaca.

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A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.

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