Indonesia: Launch of advanced disaster monitoring system

Fires in Sumatra, Indonesia in March 2014 seen from Space.
Fires in Sumatra, Indonesia in March 2014 seen from Space.
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Indonesia recently launched InAWARE, an advanced hazard early warning and monitoring system in order to enhance its emergency response capacities. The system was developed by Indonesia’s national Disaster management agency (BNPB) and supported by the United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

The website FutureGov elaborates: "InAWARE is based on the Pacific Disaster Centre’s (PDC) DisasterAWARE platform which consolidates hazard information and alerts from various national and international sources. The system also facilitates information sharing within and between Indonesia’s national and provincial disaster management stakeholder agencies to help government authorities arrive at well-informed decisions during times of natural calamities."