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Sensors 2008, 8(6), 3932-3937; doi:10.3390/s8063932

Connecting Hazard Analysts and Risk Managers to Sensor Information

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1 BRGM - French Geological Survey, 3 avenue Claude Guillemin, 45060 Orléans, France 2 CNES, 18, avenue Edouard Belin, 31401 Toulouse cedex 9, France
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Received: 23 April 2008 / Revised: 6 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 11 June 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making)
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Hazard analysts and risk managers of natural perils, such as earthquakes, landslides and floods, need to access information from sensor networks surveying their regions of interest. However, currently information about these networks is difficult to obtain and is available in varying formats, thereby restricting accesses and consequently possibly leading to decision-making based on limited information. As a response to this issue, state-of-the-art interoperable catalogues are being currently developed within the framework of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) workplan. This article provides an overview of the prototype catalogue that was developed to improve access to information about the sensor networks surveying geological hazards (geohazards), such as earthquakes, landslides and volcanoes.
Keywords: hazard maps; geohazards; OGC metadata catalogue; risk management; GEOSS. hazard maps; geohazards; OGC metadata catalogue; risk management; GEOSS.
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Le Cozannet, G.; Hosford, S.; Douglas, J.; Serrano, J.-J.; Coraboeuf, D.; Comte, J. Connecting Hazard Analysts and Risk Managers to Sensor Information. Sensors 2008, 8, 3932-3937.

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