Disaster on pacific islands: Contextualizing external emergency response and technology

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The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) have as their objective to create a “system of systems” which can support policymakers, resource managers, science researchers and other decision-makers. This article will help such audiences understand the relatively unique condition of small islands as they struggle to cope with natural and anthropocentric-induced disasters. It is of especially great use to non-islanders charged with or planning interventions in such places.


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Other International and Area Studies | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Social and Behavioral Sciences


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