Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000


(2000), "NESDIS", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1.



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We recently received a nice 18-page booklet summarizing the considerable hazards support activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The booklet describes NESDIS tools and assets for observing and analyzing hazards; the service's programs for detection and monitoring of hazard events; its efforts to respond to and mitigate natural hazards; and the resources it offers (primarily via the Web) to educate the general public about hazards. NESDIS also manages extensive databases concerning historical and current disasters. The URL above provides an entrée to this great resource of information. For details about acquiring the NESDIS booklet, Hazards Support Activities, contact the NESDIS Public Affairs Office, Federal Building 4, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763 8282; e-mail: