Advance Warnings

Technology that predicatively reduces the threat of disasters is accelerating

Implications - Researchers are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies that better predict imminent natural disasters, dealing with everything from tsunamis to wildfires. Work in this field accelerates as climate change's impacts are increasingly felt, with environmental destruction often also coming at human costs.
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Wildfire-Avoiding Drones - 'DJI' Drones Will Receive Alerts from the US Department of the Interior
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Mild 357 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Wildfire-Avoiding Drones
'DJI' Drones Will Receive Alerts from the US Department of the Interior
DJI drones will now incorporate wildfire alerts into their geofencing data, keeping unauthorized drones from entering dangerous areas and interfering with firefighting operations. The development... [More]
Sound-Measuring Tsunami Warnings - Mathematicians Measure Sound Signals to Predict Tsunamis
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This Year and Mild 107 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 18
Sound-Measuring Tsunami Warnings
Mathematicians Measure Sound Signals to Predict Tsunamis
Researchers at Cardiff University discovered sound signals could be used to form an early warning system for tsunamis. Using sound signals, mathematicians are able to measure the size of waves and... [More]
Wildfire-Tracking Bots - The Wildfire Watch System Ensures Users Know When a Wildfire is Approaching
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This Month and Mild 49 Clicks Pub: Jul 18, 18
Wildfire-Tracking Bots
The Wildfire Watch System Ensures Users Know When a Wildfire is Approaching
Wildfires can be one of nature’s most destructive forces but thanks to Wildfire Watch system users can get updates on wildfires that may be approaching them. Created by Descartes Labs, this... [More]
Satellite Wildfire Warning Systems - UBC Researchers Developed a System to Predict Spring Wildfires
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This Year and Untested 75 Clicks Pub: Oct 30, 17
Satellite Wildfire Warning Systems
UBC Researchers Developed a System to Predict Spring Wildfires
This early wildfire warning system is designed to predict when human-caused blazes could occur. Researchers from the University of British Columbia developed the system to address Spring wildfires.... [More]
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