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Information Technology: Roles, Responsibilities in Disaster Management

Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2013, Pages 587–591

 Information Technology: Roles, Responsibilities in Disaster Management

Sapan Kumar Gupta1

1 Amity University, Noida, U.P., India

Original language: English

Received 18 March 2013

Copyright © 2013 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Now, in the era of scientific technology, it is much easier to handle disaster is natural as well as man-made. We can handle a variety of functions that can be used in information technology. It helps to prevent, restore. The development of information technology in the Internet, geographic information systems, remote sensing, satellite communications, so on, helps to assist in the planning, implementation process of risk reduction. Geographic information systems have sufficient capacity and capability to improve the quality and the power of the analysis, the natural hazard assessment, to guide the development of activities as well as assist in the planning of the mitigation measures and implementation of the emergency preparedness for response. Remote sense, however, as a powerful tool that can help you to identify areas of risk, monitoring plan, so that the change in a real-time. Information Technology is playing a big as well as vital role in disaster management. It provides all the required to anticipate, analyze to find the correct solution Just In Time. GIS, remote sensing, other IT tools are available, are being used by different competent authorities for this purpose. Disaster Management is now days a buzz word. Every country, their government, other organizations are working hard to make use of Information Technology in all possible ways to tackle the problems of disaster.

Author Keywords: Disasters Management, Warning and Forecasting System, Information Technology, GIS.

How to Cite this Article

Sapan Kumar Gupta, “Information Technology: Roles, Responsibilities in Disaster Management,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 587–591, June 2013.