CSTEP is actively involved in the development of models and simulation tools to analyse issues affecting national security including disaster management and cyber-security. Using emerging technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Agent Based Models (ABMs) and Gaming Engines with powerful computational and visualisation platforms, the team involved create artefacts and tools, and develop exercises and policies recommendations to enable effective and efficient handling of problems in this area.
Developing a Platform for an Emergency Management System
To alleviate this problem and provide analysis, tools and exercises, CSTEP embarked on a project to:
• Develop a platform that would help model the scale of disasters
• Help refine procedures for institutional arrangements and asset management
This platform, termed the Living Lab, can be the central location for the Emergency Management System where all major decisions are made. The Living Lab platform consists of multiple, integrated sub-systems that are designed to analyse and handle different problems yet seamlessly fit together.
Analysis of Large Scale Emergency Incidents
CSTEP is developing tools to assist decision makers in simulating and assessing the extent of damage and identifying the vulnerable areas for large-scale incidents. Identification of the computation and modelling needs for such systems has been the focus of work so far. The prototypes developed are web-based and use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for analysis.
Effective Disaster Management in India
February 26, 2015