In the months that follow, after the recovery crews have packed up and gone home, hopelessness and isolation set in for many disaster victims. These are the times when mental health support is needed most, according to a WVU researcher.
New funding will support research to close a knowledge gap that disaster relief inspection teams often face in the field due to resource constraints.
The planned demolition of what remained of the recently collapsed Champlain Towers South in Miami has brought to light another aspect of the tragedy: The pets left behind by those who died, were injured or had to vacate the property without…
The institute will be led by the University of Oklahoma and comprised of a number of partnering institutions including UAlbany, Howard University, Penn State and Texas Tech.
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.
Debra Laefer of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Rae Zimmerman of NYU Wagner win a national competition to drive research and collaborative action in urban resiliency and smart and connected communities.
Their project aims to bolster the ability of NYC to respond to crises and disasters.
FiberTectTM was conceived for military applications but has since expanded into oil spills and, now, animal operations.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for comment to media regarding public health issues related to hurricanes
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.
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 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…