March 1, 2016
The House of Representatives today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the rising costs of disasters in the United States, reduce the toll of future losses, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster assistance capabilities and programs. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1471) was
June 2, 2015
The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation, a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, went into action recently to assess flood damage and help with search-and-rescue operations in Texas.
March 3, 2015
MARPLOT, free mapping software jointly developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for responding to hazardous chemical spills, is now improved with version 5.0.
September 24, 2014
LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014—MapAction is deploying a team of two volunteers and its Chief Executive to Monrovia, Liberia, in response to the Ebola outbreak, which has spread across West Africa. The team will be working in partnership with the United Nations and International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) to help coordinate the national and international response to
October 4, 2012
Emergency Response DigitalGlobe has formed an imagery and geospatial Analysis Center to support humanitarian relief and human security activities around the world. Using DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook service as a platform, the DigitalGlobe analysis team identifies events of interest; tasks our constellation of imaging satellites for immediate collection over appropriate sites; and provides various levels of analysis
March 1, 2011
On Sept. 19, 1985, Mexico City experienced one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. The magnitude 8.1 quake shook the city in two separate tremors, burying more than 10,000 people amid the rubble. Mexico City officials and citizens commemorate the event by conducting an annual citywide evacuation and simulation, organized by the city’s Civil