The Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a new website Disasters.data.gov which supports efforts to drive open data, disaster preparedness and community empowerment. Disasters.data.gov works as a public resource for disaster data and collaboration tools as part of the government’s Innovation for Disasters initiative.
"Whether you’re a data steward who can unlock information and foster a culture of open data, an innovator who can help address disaster preparedness challenges, or a volunteer ready to join the “Innovation for Disasters” movement, we are excited for you to visit the new disasters.data.gov site, launching today", The White House blog has written.
Disasters.data.gov was previewed during the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative Demo Day. The portal features disaster-related datasets, tools, and updates on how to get involved.
"The White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative was launched by the Administration in response to Hurricane Sandy to find the most effective ways for technology to empower survivors, first responders, and all levels of government with critical information and resources", The White House blog has further added.
News Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov
Original post: Natural Disasters List December 17, 2014