CSTEP undertook a project to develop a platform that would help model the scale and impact of disasters and provide analysis, tools and exercises to handle it. The researchers examined processes that will help refine procedures for institutional arrangements, resources and asset management. The platform envisaged in the project, called 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 handle different problems, yet seamlessly fit together.
*Dipti Deodhare is the other author of this report.