CoSSaR

Emergency Management


Modeling Post-Disaster Housing Recovery Integrating Performance Based Engineering and Urban Simulation

Following natural disasters in the United States, federal, state and local government officials must facilitate the recovery of the functionality and well-being of the affected communities. The housing sector plays a vital role in recovery because schools, businesses, neighborhoods and community-based organizations all rely on residents having healthy living conditions so that they can remain...

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Effective Preparedness Messaging

In collaboration with the “Global Disaster Preparedness Center”(GDPC) at the Red Cross, CoSSaR is working to enhance the design and delivery of information to motivate and enable people to take actions to prepare for and cope with emergency situations. This work focuses on the need to diversify delivery methods of preparedness messaging for different demographics...

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Integrated Corridor Management

In collaboration with the Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) and Challenge Seattle, CoSSaR is working to enhance the design and delivery of an enhanced integrated corridor management (ICM) system and related services for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the city of Seattle. In the larger scheme, these services will enhance the capabilities of...

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Cascadia Rising, Information Sharing and Interoperability

Cascadia Rising was a multi-State effort involving agencies across federal, state, local, tribal, international and private sectors in a set of exercises centering around a 9.0 subduction zone earthquake and subsequent 100-foot tsunami. The main exercise, led by the Washington State Emergency Management Division, took place over four days (June 7, 2016 through June 10,...

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