GOES-10. Limiting the Effects of Natural Disasters

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<ul><li><p>GOES-10</p></li><li><p>Limiting the Effects of Natural Disasters</p></li><li><p>Mudslides and FloodingVenezuela's worst natural disaster in a century killed over 20,000 people, December 15-20, 1999Caused over $2 billion in damage</p></li><li><p>FloodingGreatest flooding in 500 years hit Argentina's north-central region in April and May, 2003</p><p>Over 20 deaths and more than 100,000 people displaced</p><p>$1 billion in damage</p><p>Cost to Santa Fe farmers about $200 million</p></li><li><p>DroughtBy early 2006, Brazil's worst drought in 40 years had affected hundreds of thousands of people across 7 states</p><p>World's largest rainforest was severely damaged</p><p>Fresh, clean drinking water became scarce</p><p>Millions of fish died</p></li><li><p>WildfiresBrazil's drought brought intense wildfires</p><p>September 28, 2005July 24, 2005</p></li><li><p>Severe WindsHurricane force winds destroyed infrastructure in Montevideo and severaldepartments on August 23, 2005</p><p>10 people died</p><p>Nearly 1,000 families had no drinking water</p><p>Thousands of homes damaged</p></li><li><p>Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)</p></li><li><p> AlgeriaArgentinaAustraliaBahrainBangladeshBelgiumBelizeBrazilCameroonCanadaCentral African RepublicChileChinaCongo, Republic of theCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEgyptEuropean CommissionFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceGuinea-BissauHondurasHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKazakhstanKorea, Republic ofLatviaLuxembourgMalaysiaMaliMauritiusMexicoMoldovaMoroccoNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNigerNigeriaNorwayParaguayPhilippinesPortugalRussian FederationSlovakiaSloveniaSouth AfricaSpainSudanSwedenSwitzerlandThailandTunisiaUgandaUkraineUnited KingdomUnited StatesUzbekistanwww.earthobservations.org68 Countries and the European Commission46 Organizations</p></li><li><p>GEONETCast </p></li><li><p>Applications, Products,Model OutputGEONETCast Global ObservationsClimateSea Surface TemperatureLand CoverLand UseOther observationsLocal/Regional ObservationsWeatherDisease SurveillanceMosquito SurveillanceSocial FactorsDemographicsMalaria Case Example</p></li><li><p>GEONETCast Americas Approximate Proposed Coverage AreaInitial coverage (2007-2009)Final coverage</p></li><li><p>The goal is to access the right information, in the right format, at the right time, for the right people to make the right decisions.www.earthobservations.org</p><p> given how strapped many health professionals are for a wide range of resources, think how useful it will be for you to be able to tap deeply into the power of the Information Age, and to use GEONETCast to retrieve consistent, validated, compatible data sets quickly and easily</p><p>whenever you need it, information vital to your work can be right at your fingertips -- but we need your engagement to make that happena new GEOSS product called GEONETCast is now in development CLICKvia satellite, physical, biological and public health and other data, it will bring vital information to the global public health and many other communities in user-friendly form </p><p>as a near real-time global data dissemination system, GEONETCast will support a range of societal benefits and be one of the key data dissemination systems within GEOSS decision-makers and others will have timely access to urgently needed, improved information products that are produced, at least in part, through the use of Earth observations GEONETCast will include relevant environmental and biological data that can be crucial to your work -- biological data about disease vectors and pollutants, not just physical data about rainfall, temperature, mudslides, and tsunamis </p><p>in order to understand the critical connection between our environment and our health, information now on thousands of disparate databases around the globe might be incorporated, and we hope you will join us in identifying them</p><p>it is essential that public health data be part of the system -- without it, we will continue to have a lack of temporally and spatially compatible health and environmental data, a major drawback in developing predictive capability CLICKhere is how GEONETCast might work in addressing malaria</p></li></ul>