The Disaster Geo-informatics Lab. takes a new approach by integrating spatial information science, advanced sensing, and numerical modeling to tackle the problems of understanding evolving disaster risks and pre-during-post-disaster social dynamics. Our mission is to achieve technical contributions to the advancement of risk assessment and damage estimation methods, development of disaster relief activities, and impact assessment and adaptation to environmental change. The Disaster Geo-informatics Lab. includes two research teams of "Real-time Geo-informatics for Disaster Management (ReGiD)" and "The Environmental Change Risk Analysis".
Real-time Geo-informatics for Disaster Management (ReGiD)
With use of advanced sensing and modern computing power, we establish a new framework of real-time disaster science that aims to identify the social impact of natural disaster by integrating real-time computing, damage/loss estimation models, remote sensing and geo-informatics. Our mission is to achieve a technological contribution to enhancing disaster resilience throughout the efforts of real-time geo-informatics research.
The Environmental Change Risk Analysis
The Environmental Change Risk Team identifies destructive mechanisms of disasters in coastal areas and rivers, such as tsunamis, storm surges, high waves, flood, droughts and environmental contaminations, in order to quantify disaster risks and develop efficient disaster prevention/mitigation measures. There are concerns about the increase of disasters caused by sea level rise, changes in annual rainfall and glacial melt due to climate change, and these factors are also important subjects of our studies.