Dr. Mitsova Publishes in Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Natural Hazards Science

On a global scale, natural disasters continue to inflict a heavy toll on communities and to pose challenges that either persist or amplify in complexity and scale. There is a need for flexible and adaptive solutions that can bridge collaborative efforts among public agencies, private and nonprofit organizations, and communities.

In her research article, Supporting Natural Hazards Management with Geospatial Technologies, Dr. Diana Mitsova, associate professor in the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning, and director of the Visual Planning Technology Lab (VPT), presents several geospatial applications of natural hazards management focusing on advancements and technologies that can best inform actions on the ground, including monitoring, prediction, early warning systems and damage assessments.

A diverse set of applications is reviewed and discussed, highlighting the contributions of geospatial technologies to the analysis of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, floods, landslides, coastal hazards, droughts, and wildfires.