CENTER FOR LIGHTNING AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
The social and administrative aspects of lightning incidents have seldom been studied in India or for that matter elsewhere in the world. The majority of the available literature has dealt with the science of thunder and lightning from meteorological features or the medical effects like keraunoparalysis and Lichtenberg figures due to lightning strikes on humans or its geological effects like the generation of fulgurites. It is identified that no nation effects of lightning as in India considering the fatalities in its spatio and the vulnerabilities involved. ( Illiyas F T,2014) Knowledge sharing is required to reduce the risk and to increase the coping capacity of the vulnerable community.
|Vision: Reduce the risk due to lighting and strengthen the communication system for disaster management.
Mission: Develop Risk Reduction strategies for lightning hazards.
: Promote research on lightning risk management
: Support the disaster management functionaries by providing alternate communication system for disaster management
: Develop courses and promote awareness of lighting risk management and alternative communication systems.
Both natural and human-induced disasters can disrupt all means of communication systems in the affected area. All hazardous situations could inter alia bring people’s attention. This results in their demand for ‘ a medium’ to communicate/ share/ request/ demand /offer assistance. In a hazardous situation such as an earthquake, or cyclone, all the wired communication services will be disrupted. Hence it is necessary to identify and implement alternate communication systems during disaster situations for the effective management of the crisis. The reinstallation of communication systems is the immediate step after every disaster situation. VHF (Very High frequency) Radio Communication acts as a panacea
Internship opportunities in Disaster Management is provided at this center.