Keynote Lecture – NASA Making Space for Risk Reduction

Keynote Lecture – NASA Making Space for Risk Reduction

Earth observations through remote sensing from space reveals much about our changing planet including the nature of natural hazards and the vulnerability and exposure of our infrastructure.  Monitoring over time and at scales from global to local provide the data for situational awareness to access risk and develop resilience. This presentation will provide a NASA Disasters Program perspective on access to earth observation enable and the use and utility of data to modeling earth systems enables science-informed choices, supports decisions and guides early action. Perils happen, disasters are not natural, and making space for risk reduction means open science and accessible data will help answer what happens next. Making space for risk reduction can increase the tools available to avoid infrastructure damage and losses, minimize disruptions to lives and lifelines, protect our livelihoods and economies.