The redesigned Humanitarian Early Warning Service is now up and running, according to the World Food Program.
The service gathers and displays critical data derived from such sources as the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, and ITHACA of Italy’s Polytechnic of Turin. It carries an array of detailed maps from emergency and disaster zones, including seismic data of the tsunami in Japan.
WFP led the redesigning of the platform on behalf of an expert group called Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Sub-Working Group on Preparedness. The service was originally created in 2004.
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