In 2010, region of Angra dos Reis, a municipality of Brazil, was severely affected by landslides that killed nearly 50 people. Through a technical cooperation agreement between Geovoxel and Civil Defense, the first stage of a case study was recently completed in Angra dos Reis and has demonstrated the potential of an early warning cloud-based system for aggressive natural disaster. This system, called GVX and developed by the company Geovoxel, is a cloud based web platform that integrates data captured by instruments and geotechnical sensors in a georeferenced environment, enabling rapid and decentralized analysis of ground movements, issuing alerts and presenting the results in maps and dynamic graphics. The Civil Defense is drawing up recommendations to be implemented in a second stage of system development with the objective of making an inventory of improvements in GVX system for decision making. For the success of this second stage, strategic partnerships were signed with TWIST and Aquamet. The technologies of the three companies will allow a greater volume of data included in the current system such as the integration of instruments and meteorological sensors such as electronic rain gauges the CEMADEN (Brazilian Center for Monitoring and Alerting of Natural Disasters) and also localized weather forecast.
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