OUR MISSION: TO ENRICH POLICY-MAKING WITH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
Tools And Models
RE Atlas for India
RE Atlas for India allows for visualisation and preliminary analysis of national and state level RE (solar, wind) potential. It is intended to provide information for decision-makers, policy researchers, academia and industries to visualise, analyse and make decisions for RE planning within India. The RE Atlas is meant to be a dynamic and user-interactive platform and is presently based on resource data and information that we have obtained from various sources.
CSTEP is a knowledge partner in the development of India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047, which is an energy scenario-building tool with an aim to develop energy pathways leading up to the year 2047. CSTEP has been working on assessing the energy demand trajectories for agriculture and commercial lighting and appliances, and energy supply trajectories for hydro power and nuclear power.
Vehicle Dispatch and Routing System
CSTEP has developed a visualisation tool to chart the best possible routes from a resource location (such as a fire station) to an incident site (such as a fire), keeping in mind the width of the roads that lead up to the incident site. In other words, given a classification of road networks and resource requirements, the tool calculates the shortest routes between the incident site and the resource locations along with fulfilling resource requirements. It is called the ‘Vehicle Dispatch and Routing System (VDRS)’.
DARPAN – Transport (Decision Making Tool for assessing alternative strategies in transport )
CSTEP has initiated in building a decision making tool for policy makers to assess the impact of alternative transport strategies, and impact indicators like improving mobility, accessibility, social, economic, energy environment as well as other parameters. This tool will assist in scenario planning/designing, exploration, and in the evaluation of a range of plausible features that help select robust policies and strategies for the present as well as for the future. CSTEP has built an initial model for decision making with regard to mode choice (high speed rail vs. expressway), for intercity connectivity, looking into aspects of mobility, coverage, environment-friendliness, and energy needs (Life Cycle Analysis - LCA).
CSTEP has developed a tool based on the START (Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment) model that provides various computer-based exercises to train first responders. The exercises comprise several steps in identifying a victim’s state and tagging him/her based on the criticality of the condition. Generally, the loss of life and limb during emergency incidents such as a fire or an accident can be mitigated by proper and prompt medical attention. Though first responders (security services, police, firemen) are trained in basic medical procedures, the hysteria and confusion during incidents, the volume of casualties and the lack of paramedical facilities sometimes lead to poor allocation of resources, inappropriate treatment and unacceptable results.
The Triage Tool is a quick process to determine the need for priority treatment for a victim based on the severity of a condition.