Project

Calculation of casualty risks during and after disasters: definition of a methodology which incorporates variable spatio-temporal elements

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
spatio-temporal elements disaster casualty risks risk calculation
 
Project description

Casualty risks during and after disasters (such as floods, earthquakes etc.) have received scant attention up to now. In this research, a calculation method will be presented which incorporates not only disaster related factors, but also spatio-temporal elements. The methodology will offer the possibility to compare multiple scenarios, in order to determine a strategy which minimizes the casualty risk for a given disaster.