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Below is a range of possible projects that students or researchers could work on. We have also provided an indication of the ‘level’ of each project and the email of the RiskScape scientist(s) relevant to the project. It is by no means comprehensive and if you have other ideas for collaboration with the RiskScape team then please contact one of the RiskScape team members.

RiskScape Projects: Hazards

Project No. Project Idea Project Level Contact
2 Goal: develop paleo-tsunami hazard model/module using available and new data for selected region(s) of interest.

Includes:

  • Assessment/collation of available paleo-tsunami data and identification of selected areas of interest.
  • Alignment of efforts with local or central government plans.
  • Fieldwork collection of new paleo-tsunami data to establish contiguous points for hazard boundary interpolation.
  • Application of default fragility functions used in tsunami impacts assessment to buildings, people and infrastructure
  • Loss modelling runs using the RiskScape software based on default tsunami fragility functions to estimate impacts to buildings, people and infrastructure, including potential mitigation options.
  • Recommendations.
1 x PhD project (if new data collection is included); or,

1 x MSc project (if using available data only)

Shaun Williams

Emily Lane

RiskScape Projects: Risk

Project No. Project Idea Project Level Contact
1 Goal: develop near-real time climate variability risk/loss forecasting to estimate agricultural losses to an impending drought.

Includes:

  • Development of drought hazard model/module scenarios for selected regions of interest based on operational climate forecasts.
  • Development of associated fragility functions and potential collection of agricultural asset data, and;
  • Loss modelling runs using the RiskScape software based on agricultural asset data, including potential mitigation options.
  • Recommendations.
1 x PhD Project; or,

2-3 x Complementary MSc projects

Ryan Paulik

Shaun Williams

NIWA climate Scientist – e.g. Andrew Tait or Alan.Porteous

6 Literature review: Reviewing existing and ‘in-development’ risk modelling and mapping tools – global review Undergraduate – Masters Dr Kate Crowley
7 Literature review: who are risk mapping tool users globally? (Good undergrad) Masters Dr Kate Crowley
8 Asset data collection through App technology (opportunities nationwide) Undergraduate – Masters Ryan Paulik, NIWA and Sheng Lin Lin, GNS
10 Examining effective risk visualization for risk modelling and mapping tools (can be tailored for specific user group e.g. emergency management or land use planning) Masters- PhD Dr Kate Crowley
11 Examining methods to visualize uncertainty for risk modelling and mapping tools Masters- PhD Dr Kate Crowley

RiskScape Projects: Buildings and Infrastructure

Project No. Project Idea Project Level Contact
8 Asset data collection through App technology (opportunities nationwide) Undergraduate – Masters Ryan Paulik, NIWA and Sheng Lin Lin, GNS
12 Identifying Pacific Island human or building or infrastructure damage impacts from cyclones for use within risk modelling and mapping tools Masters- PhD Dr Kate Crowley
14 RiskScape building data collection field guide for New Zealand Undergrad Sheng Lin Lin and Mr Andrew King
15 RiskScape building data collection field guide for Indonesia Masters Sheng Lin Lin, Dr Iman Satyarno and Mr Andrew King
16 Post-earthquake damage survey field guide Undergrad/Masters Sheng Lin Lin, Dr Vinod Sadashiva, Dr SR Uma and Mr Andrew King
17 Post-earthquake repair cost and time estimation for buildings using damage survey data Undergrad/Masters Dr SR Uma & Dr Vinod Sadashiva
18 Potable, waste and storm water networks exposure models for tsunami and earthquake loss modeling in RiskScape for some selected regions Masters Mr Nick Horspool

RiskScape Projects: Society

Project No. Project Idea Project Level Contact
4 Recording human injury for risk modelling – identifying standards for recording human injuries during flood and tsunami events. Masters or PhD Dr Kate Crowley
5 Developing methods for integrating wellbeing within risk modelling tools Masters or PhD Dr Kate Crowley
9 Using risk mapping and modelling tools to explore community capacity Masters – PhD Dr Kate Crowley
20 Development and application of participatory community-based hazard, social assets, and risk models for loss modeling Masters – PhD Shaun Williams; Darren King; Kate Crowley or Ryan Paulik



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