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Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Realising the Benefits for Developing Countries

This paper valuates the opportunities, challenges and required steps for leveraging the new ecosystem of Big Data to monitor and detect hazards, mitigate their effects, and assist in relief efforts as poor communities become more vulnerable to natural hazards. There have been increasing calls to make disaster risk reduction a core development concern and to build resilience so that vulnerable communities and countries as complex human ecosystems not only ‘bounce back’ but also learn to adapt to maintain equilibrium in the face of natural hazards.

Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Realising the Benefits for Developing Countries

Authors:
Jesse Anttila-Hughes, Marion Dumas, Lindsey Jones, Gabriel Pestre, Yue Qui, Marc Levy, Emmanuel Letouzé, Simone Sala, Bessie Schwarz, Natalie Shoup, Elizabeth Tellman, Patrick Vinck

September 2015

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