Project Structure

OpenISDM project has six sub-projects: The following figure depicts their names and the names of their PIs and co-PIs and responsible institutions. The sub-projects are grouped into two components:

    • Application Component is composed of
      • Sub-Project 1: Disaster Information System for Resilient Communities
      • Sub-Project 2: Information Repository for Climate Extremes and Weather Disasters, and
      • Sub-Project 3: Multi-Platform Database of Crustal Deformation and Faulting Behavior
    • IT (Information Technology) component is composed of
      • Sub-Project 4: Virtual Repository
      • Sub-Project 5: Flow Control and Fusion of Symbiotic Information
      • Sub-Project 6: Open Information Gateway

Project Structure

The application and IT components are complementary, not just in their scopes of work, but also in their approaches, perspectives and emphases. In general, sub-projects in the application component are information and application contributors and users and consumers of ICT technologies produced by the thematic project. Through their collaboration with the IT sub-projects, they have ready access to IT expertise, in addition to methods and tools better tailored to meet their needs. IT sub-projects tend to focus on ICT aspects and aim to produce results with broad and significant impacts, ideally in many related application domains in addition to disaster management. The intended users of some of their anticipated results include the sub-projects in the application component.

Specifically, the research efforts of the sub-projects in the IT component are directed towards finding new sciences and theories and developing technologies and tools that are underpinnings of the OpenISDM framework and support the use of data and information made available by information systems built on the framework. The sub-projects in the application component aim to develop and contribute to OpenISDM multi-domain scientific and historical data and information on climate changes, earth behavior and past natural disasters that are invaluable to multi-disciplinary research on disaster reduction, both by themselves and by research communities in Taiwan and world-wide. They are also developing technologies and disaster management application prototypes that can be used to enhance our own disaster management infrastructures and capabilities and serve as bridges and vehicles for technology transition during and after the project.


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