Ray Shirkhodai, right, and former AHA Centre Director using DisasterAWARE during a real-world earthquake event. Photo courtesy of UH

During 2017, the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters, resulting in a record-setting $300 billion-plus in damages, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, as reported by the University of Hawai‘i.

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), an applied research center of UH, has entered into a strategic partnership to provide businesses with the same technology used exclusively by top U.S. agencies and disaster management organizations around the globe for more than a decade. Powered by PDC’s global, cloud-based DisasterAWARE platform, DisasterAWARE Enterprise will be released by enterprise solutions provider Kaazing as an advanced enterprise risk intelligence platform.

“We are excited to partner with Kaazing and to bring private industry the same life-saving science and technology that has grown out of decades of collaboration with agencies who share our mission to protect millions around the world,” said Ray Shirkhodai, PDC executive director. “We anticipate DisasterAWARE Enterprise will allow businesses to take more proactive steps in protecting their people, assets and investments.”

According to Kaazing CEO Bob Miller, the unprecedented losses from natural disasters in 2017 show the need for enterprises to have reliable science and technology to make informed decisions and minimize risk. To scale DisasterAWARE for enterprise use, Kaazing is embedding its technologies into the platform.

DisasterAWARE Enterprise key features include:

  • Real-time, global hazard monitoring
  • Predictive hazard modeling
  • Visual geospatial intelligence
  • Securing client data in a friendly way
  • Integrated U.S. government agency reports
  • Scalable, flexible and easy implementation across any industry
  • Offline support
  • Multi device support
  • Localization supporting six different languages—English, Spanish, Indonesian, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese

DisasterAWARE Enterprise will be available through Kaazing online from March 22, allowing subscribers easy access to the product.

Read more about the partnership between PDC and Kaazing at the PDC website.