Teaching Drones to Hear Screams from Catastrophe Victims

Unmanned aerial vehicles may help emergency crews find those in need and provide situational awareness over a large area. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Macarena Varela from Fraunhofer FKIE will describe how a system using an array of microphones and advanced processing techniques could be a lifesaver for disaster victims. The session, “Bearing Estimation of Screams Using a Volumetric Microphone Array Mounted on a UAV,” will take place Tuesday, June 8.

Researchers Create New Tools for Disaster Response Volunteers

In the wake of a disaster, many people want to help. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama have developed tools to help emergency response and relief managers coordinate volunteer efforts in order to do the most good.

SUNY and CUNY Chancellors Convene National Conference at UAlbany to Explore Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Response In Face of Climate Change

The University at Albany is hosting a national conference designed to explore ways that higher education institutions can strengthen disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts in an era of increasingly extreme weather caused by climate change.

University of Redlands Environmental Economist Dr. Nicholas Reksten can speak on the economic and environmental impacts of the current wildfire threat and planned power outages.

University of Redlands Professor Dr. Nicholas Reksten is a nationally recognized environmental economist who can speak with authority on economic and environmental impacts of the current wildfire threat and planned power outages.  Dr. Reksten joined the economic department at the…