The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. The Disasters area supports projects to enhance management practices and disaster reduction across disaster types, including floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

Wildland Fires Application Area

The Wildland Fires Application Area promotes the use of Earth observations and models focused on addressing issues related to wildland fire in support of management strategies, business practices, and policy analysis and decisions. The Wildland Fire applications includes support of all aspects of pre, active and post-fire analysis tools that use Earth observations and models to enhance fuel load estimates, fuel treatment planning, risk assessment, air quality, insect infestations, burned area remediation and rehabilitation, and other topics that lead to improved land-management decisions.