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Earth Institute Research Projects

Developing Global Building Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation and Response

Lead PI: Mark Becker

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

September 2012 - December 2013
Inactive
Global ; Long Beach, CA ; New York ; London, UK
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: CIESIN had a subaward on a 1-year exploratory grant to ImageCat, Inc. funded by the NASA Applied Sciences Program. The project demonstrated the initial 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.

OUTCOMES: Pilot data products, documentation, and evaluation reports

SPONSOR:

ImageCat, Inc.

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$50,000

RESEARCH TEAM:

Charles Huyck, David Tralli, ZhenHui Hu, Robert Chen, Sri Vinay, Mark Becker

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

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

WEBSITE:

https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/content/11-disaster11-0024

KEYWORDS

infrastructure disaster response disaster mitigation disaster forecasting

THEMES

Restless earth