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Disaster Management / HADR
HYBRID WIRELESS NETWORKS COMBINING WLAN, FSO AND SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RECOVERY  

This paper presents a combination of Free Space Optic systems with WLAN and Satellite Communications to provide Video conferencing and data transfer for use in Civil Military Cooperation and disaster recovery applications. A modular communication system developed at TU Graz is described, which facilitates worldwide access to the Internet or any other network (depending on the particular application) by combining Satellite Communications, FSO and WLAN networks. Satellite communications ...Read more >

5 Pages
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BACKGROUNDER NATOS ROLE IN CIVIL EMERGENCY PLANNING  

In a rapidly changing world, populations in NATO and Partner countries are threatened by many risks including the possible use of chemical, biological, radiological weapons by terrorists.However, terrorism is not the only challenge. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes or fl oods and man-made disasters continue to pose a serious threat to civilian populations.The aim of Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) in NATO is to collect, analyse and share information on national planning activity to ensure ...Read more >

12 Pages
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CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN DISASTER RESPONSE  

Increasingly, military, humanitarian and other civilian actors find themselves working together in responding to disasters (natural or man- made) and complex emergencies. These situations pose challenges for all parties concerned. Traditional humanitarian actors are asked to work in physically challenging environments and areas plagued by violence. In these settings, humanitarian relief workers may need the assistance of military actors for transportation or security. Yet for over a ...Read more >

22 Pages
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ROLE OF ARMED FORCES IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT POST TSUNAMI IN ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS - AN OVERVIEW  

The paper discusses the role of the Engineers of the Indian Army deployed by the Government of India after the earthquake followed by deadly Tsunami that struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal on 26 Dec 2004.Immediately after the earthquake and tsunami the armed forces were pressed in servece to resume the affected people from the devastated Isaland and to carry out the relief operations.Essential stores and ration were shipped from the main land and further moved to ...Read more >

9 Pages
1.58 MB
DISASTER RESPONSE IN INDIA : AN OVERVIEW***  

Globally, natural disasters account for nearly 80 percent of all disasteraffected people. The insurance industry estimates that natural disasters represent 85 per cent of insured catastrophe losses globally. In 1996, 40 million disasteraffected people depended on humanitarian assistance, a 60 per cent increase over the average figure of 25 million in the 1980s. In the first half of this decade, over US$ 30 million was spent on humanitarian assistance. The average cost of natural disasters ...Read more >

213 Pages
2.36 MB
DROUGHT DISASTER CHALLENGES AND MITIGATION IN INDIA : STRATEGIC APPRAISAL  

Drought is the most widespread hydro-meteorological syndrome of ‘prolonged period of water scarcity affecting natural resources, environment and, thereby, the people’. Environmental changes, viz. climate change, land-use changes and natural resource degradation have aggravated drought occurrences and vulnerability, thus disrupting the normal socio-economic settings. All the regions of India suffer with drought incidences of varying periodicity, with 13 states repeatedly declared as ...Read more >

12 Pages
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EX-SERVICEMEN MEDICAL AID GROUP (ESMAG) : THE HIDDEN FORCE  

Natural calamities such as cyclones, floods and earthquakes are common occurrences in the Indian sub continent which require super human effort to contain damage to men and material. Such events put the dedication, endurance capabilities and organizational skills available in the country to a litmus test. It is not surprising therefore, that the Armed Forces are often asked to spearhead the relief work in such disaster situations. So far, the potential for utilization of disciplined and trained ...Read more >

4 Pages
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INPUTS FOR MOD WEBSITE : MILITARY OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE  

The major calamities that have struck the Indian sub -continent during the last decade, have underscored the need to adopt a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary and multisectoral approach to disaster management. Within the ambit of this approach, the Armed Forces constitute a significant and potent entity available with the Central Government, for disaster response and relief. As part of the Armed Forces, the Army, by virtue of its organisational strength, motivation, discipline and ...Read more >

5 Pages
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THE MILITARY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT : A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE ISSUE  

The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to the role of the military throughout a range of crisis situations, ranging from emergencies, to disasters, to catastrophes, primarily from a Canadian perspective. Specifically two issues are examined: (1) the role of the military within the disaster/emergency management cycle and (2) the implications of militarization for crisis management.The military plays an important role in disaster management, particularly during large scale ...Read more >

32 Pages
625.67 KB
ROLE OF ARMED FORCES*  

30 Pages
198.73 KB
DISASTER MANAGEMENT THE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE  

Five Year Plan documents have, historically, not included consideration of issues relating to the management and mitigation of natural disasters The traditional perception has been limited to the idea of calamity relief, which is seen essentially as a non-plan item of expenditure. However, the impact of major disasters cannot be mitigated by the provision of immediate relief alone, which is the primary focus of calamity relief efforts. Disasters can have devastating effects on the economy;they ...Read more >

21 Pages
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN  

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