“The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID): Benefit Analysis and Stakeholder Assessment”, was edited by Orhan Altan and a team which included Robert Backhaus, Piero Boccardo, Fabio Giulio Tonolo, John Trinder, Niels van Manen, Sisi Zlatanova.
It is a follow-up publication to ‘Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management – Examples and Best Practices’, published by the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, a compilation of case studies on what can be done with Geoinformation to support disaster and risk management – methods, systems and applications.
The publication can be downloaded at
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/VALIDPublication.pdf (9MB) or
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The ICSU GeoUnions groups together the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the International Geographical Union (IGU), the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the International Union of Geodesy and Geosphysics (IUGG) and the Unions Radio Science International (URSI).