Flow-Tub: a computationally efficient large-scale flood mapping model

Posted by Indraneel Kasmalkar With global climate change and sea level rise, we see more and more news of coastal storms and floods around the world. To understand the potential impacts of such events, cities and states are turning to flood risk analysis. The procedure is straightforward: overlay flood maps onto maps of the built…
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APRU Multi-Hazard Symposium in Bangkok

Four DASL members attended the 17th APRU Multi-Hazard Symposium at the end of November in Bangkok, Thailand. The topic of the conference was “Innovation Towards Sustainable Growth and Disaster Risk Reduction.”

DASL at the SEA2 6th Quarter Meeting

The SouthEast Asian Sea-level (SEA2) programme of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) began in 2020. It aims to push scientific frontiers to observe, reconstruct and project sea-level rise in South East Asia. As part of the multidisciplinary research team, DASL works on improving the quantification and strategies to address the impacts of sea-level rise…
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Our LiDAR equipment is here

It’s finally here! DASL has just acquired the ZEB Discovery, a LiDAR backpack combining rapid mobile mapping with ultra-high definition imagery . The crew is currently undergoing training to properly use the equipment and analyse the data. We are excited to bring this to the field to collect high quality exposure data!

Introducing our new PhD Students

We are excited to welcome two new PhD students to our research group.  Sonali Manimaran is interested in exploring the impacts of sea level rise on migration in Southeast Asia. Sonali is a graduate of the Asian School of the Environment, where she studied geoscience, ecology and environmental economics. While at ASE, she participated in…
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DASL at the Virtual Disaster Dash 2021!

The Disaster Analytics Lab for Society (DASL) presented at the recently concluded Natural Hazards Workshop and Researcher’s Meeting. In conjunction with the conference, the lab participated in  Disaster Dash, a 5km run held in support of the Bill Anderson Fund. The fund’s mission is to expand the number of professionals from historically underrepresented groups in…
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DASL at Understanding Risk 2020

The Disaster Analytics Lab for Society is involved in several exciting sessions at this year’s Understanding Risk 2020 forum. See details below and register for the event (it’s free!). Many exciting sessions. Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab Thursday 3 Dec 3-3:55 UTC (11-11:55 SG time)…
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Five years later: equitable recovery research in Nepal

Exactly 5 years ago — on April 25th, 2015 — an Mw 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, causing an estimated 9,000 fatalities and displacing over 3.5 million people. Our research on Nepal’s recovery — the Informatics for Equitable Recovery project — sought to understand these disaster impacts and recovery processes holistically. With the completion of our final report and the 5th year memorial, we want to share some core findings of our work on recovery from over the last two years.

What might have been: counterfactual thinking in risk analysis

RF Yolanda Lin was recently invited to contribute to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Younger Members Committee (YMC) blog. This is a repost of that piece, and you can find the original blog post here. Thank you to Ezra Jampole and the YMC for the invitation and editing assistance. After an earthquake, earthquake engineers…
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Guest blog: Stories from the field in Nepal

Written by Jasna Budhathoki, Kathmandu Living Labs.  Informatics for Equitable Recovery (IER) is a research collaboration to improve post-disaster information systems and decision support tools. In this project, we aim to address certain limitations in the information provided in post-disaster impact assessments, which are typically centered on physical damage. To do this, we measured the…
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