Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST): An Additional Step Towards Community Resilience
Disaster Research Center
The Disaster Research Center (DRC) at the University of Delaware (UD), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Puerto-Rico-Mayagüez Sea Grant College Program (UPRSGCP), and in collaboration with the Center for Applied Social Research (CISA-UPRM), the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA), the University of Delaware Research and Data Management Services (RDMS), and the Ceenter for Coastal Hazards (CCH-UPRM) are pilot testing a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based mapping tool. The Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST) is an Internet-based scalable mapping server for disaster planners, responders, and related officials at the municipal, emergency management, and state level. DDST offers access to a variety of geo-referenced information for all municipalities in Puerto Rico. The purpose of this manual is to provide an overview of the general capabilities of the DDST as a way to facilitate the use of the tool.
Computer Technology , Risk Analysis , Disaster Recovery