Project Profile: RESIST

Resilient societies through smart-city technology: Assessing earthquake risk in ultra-high resolution


Principal Investigators: Kuo-Fong Ma, Earthquake-Disaster & Risk Evaluation and Management Center, National Central University, Chinese Taipei
Partners: Danijel Schorlemmer, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Jiro Sawano, Japanese Association of Education for Disaster Management, Japan
Keiko Tamura, Risk Management Office, Nigata University, Japan
Matthew Charles Gerstenberger, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Ltd, New Zealand
Ming-Che Hsieh, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Chinese Taipei
Naoshi Hirata, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan
Warner Marzocchi, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Resources Science, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Yousef Bozorgnia, Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America (the)
Sponsors: Chinese Taipei (MOST)
Japan (JST)
United States (NSF)


Full Project Title: Resilient societies through smart-city technology: Assessing earthquake risk in ultra-high resolution
Full Call Title: DR32019


Project Objective: We focus on the aspect of combining frontier science with high-density ground and building measurements to give innovative and visualized earthquake hazard and risk assessment with integration of smart data management for disaster reduction and a resilient society. A particular stretch of this project is the integration of current and future technologies to make smart cities and their citizens more resilient. It will be a milestone for earthquake resilience in terms of smart cities. Also, it will help disaster workers and managers to use the resources in the best possible way by being informed at high-level detail. This project develops and integrates new scientific advancements to directly provide benefits to society and support all involved stakeholders in increasing resilience.

The resilient societies through smart-city technology by assessing earthquake risk in ultra-high resolution would be carried out by the following tasks, (1) Scenario based earthquake hazard and risk assessment, (2) Ultra-high-density earthquake ground motion, (3) Exposure model from Open Street modules, (4) Building array and building health monitoring, (5) Open and transparente fragilities curves of structural performace, (6) Resilient society through co-creation, education and outreach.

Public and private partnerships will be developed to inform and improve financial decision such as through the insurace industry and identification of weakness in critical infrastructure. The loss and impact scenarios will also encourage and inform resilient urban development and future design, build societal capacity for resilience, and ensure effective disaster response from up-to-date reliable and open data. Through the co-created hazard and risk scenarios and the associated the associated education and outreach, post-disaster recovery will be expidited and society will build back better.
Call Objective: The Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience (DR3) call responds to the growing need for assessment and reduction of disaster risk, collaborative co-design of resilience strategies with a breadth of stakeholders, and scientifically and technologically enhanced responses to disasters. In the context of this call, disasters are framed as extreme environmental events that negatively impact coupled human-natural systems. The generation of these events may have natural and/or anthropogenic causes.


Regions: Asia, Australia, Europe, North America
Countries: Chinese Taipei, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 36
Call Date: 5 March 2019
Project Award Date: 04 June 2020