The paper describes the contributions of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Geohazards Community of Practice (GHCP) to the indicator "Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders". This document highlights the role of earth observations and information in supporting risk managers.
The authors suggest that the development of federated data infrastructures can address the specific requirements of both in situ and satellite data providers. This would allow the implementation of coherent stakeholder interaction strategies to foster and disseminate progress in science, to address risk communication and, eventually, to adopt effective plans for long-term sustainability of the research infrastructures in terms of financial and human resources.
This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.