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Earth Institute Research Projects

Stage 2: Developing Global Building Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation and Response

Lead PI: Dr. Robert S. Chen , Mr. Gregory G. Yetman

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

August 2014 - August 2017
Inactive
Global ; Long Beach, CA ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: CIESIN had a subaward on a Stage 2 grant to ImageCat, Inc. funded by the NASA Applied Sciences Program. The project demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing integrated remote sensing and socioeconomic data on building infrastructure to support applied decision making on earthquake risk management, focusing in particular on the risk insurance industry.

SPONSOR:

ImageCat, Inc.

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration-NASA

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

ImageCat, Inc., United States Geological Survey (USGS)

KEYWORDS

infrastructure disaster response disaster forecasting disaster mitigation

THEMES

Restless earth