Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PLOS: Human Impacts of Natural Disasters

PLOS Currents:Disasters recently published a series of papers addressing the human impacts of various natural disasters (floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes). 

The theme that weaves its way through these five papers is difficulty around the access to accurate, timely and useful data.  As sensor technology becomes ubiquitous and virtually any person/device can be a remote sensor, the aggregation and organization of data vs. junk is a huge but exciting challenge for those in the applied sciences.

The editors and reviewers at PLOS Currents encourage submissions that address these and related issues in an effort to connect the communities working in physical sciences, social sciences, public health and information systems.


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