Community Monitoring and Preparedness for Natural Disasters (COMPREND)*

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conducted a field mission to the Philippines in May, 2007, to explore the possibility of technology transfer in environmental monitoring for geohazards (landslides) at the local community level. Recent success of such a community-based geohazard monitoring and forecasting effort was recorded in Sichuan Province, China, on July 7th, 2007!

Crustal Stress for Community Awareness Network (CSCAN) in The Philippines reports successful monitoring and forecasting results in 2006.
Watch a short documentary video by Aleshia Muller here.

Concept of a Global Workshop on Community-based Forecasting and Early Warning Disaster Preparedness












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Story of the people of Qinglong County who saved themselves from the devastation of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976


Technical information, including ESTAPE for evaluating earthquake predictions, and CSCAN network in the Philippines.







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* Formerly United Nation Global Programme for the Integration of Public Administration and the Science of Disasters (UNGP-IPASD)

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