CSIRO says tech tools can help in disasters

By Paul Hemsley The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has revealed that emerging technologies such as computer modeling and social media can help governments and emergency services more effectively manage natural disasters like bushfires and floods. In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the United States in October as […]

Tasmania to hold tsunami forums

By Rob O’Brien Tasmanian communities will hold tsunami forums to raise awareness about emergency management issues. Minister for Police and Emergency Management Jim Cox said tsunami community awareness forums will begin next month on the State’s East Coast. “Recent events in the South Pacific have raised concerns over the possible threat to coastal communities and […]

Simulated tsunami tests response arrangements

By Staff Writer Australia’s emergency management arrangements were yesterday put to the test in a regional tsunami exercise. Led by Indonesia, the Indian Ocean Wave exercise tested the ability of agencies to communicate urgent information including the size, intensity and likely land inundation of a simulated tsunami in the region. The exercise involved emergency services […]


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