Using Space-Based Technology for Smart Resource Management during Disaster Early Warnings

  • Cosimo Stallo
  • Marina Ruggieri
  • Sabino Cacucci
  • Donatella Dominici
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


To improve the decision process of first responders just before and just after a disaster, effective access to distributed unstructured disaster information and an infrastructure for precise and accurate disaster information access and retrieval could represent new and important tools. Moreover, they could help improve the performance of disaster prediction tools developed in any country in the world. This chapter describes a system based on integration of space and terrestrial technologies that aims to provide useful information to first responder organizations for smart management of disasters, both in the early warning phase and just after it.


Global positioning system (GPS) Swarm intelligence Disaster early warning Earth observation (EO) Radio frequency identification (RFID) Geographic information system (GIS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cosimo Stallo
    • 1
  • Marina Ruggieri
    • 1
  • Sabino Cacucci
    • 2
  • Donatella Dominici
    • 3
  1. 1.Electronic Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sistemi Software IntegratiTarantoItaly
  3. 3.University of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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