Originally posted by The World Bank, this a new version of software that can predict the social and human impact of natural disasters was released in Indonesia on 7 April 2014.
Jakarta, April 7, 2014 – A new version of software that can predict the social and human impact of natural disasters was released in Indonesia on 7 April 2014.
Dr Syamsul Maarif, the Head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), launched the updated version of InaSAFE 2.0, software tool jointly developed by BNPB, Australia and the World Bank.
Dr Maarif said that the InaSAFE tools will help improve disaster preparedness in Indonesia by providing a new way to combine scientific hazard information and community knowledge on disaster risk.
“It enables production of realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response training activities, by incorporating a range of natural hazard information, such as earthquake, volcanoes, tsunami or flood; and exposure data, such as the spatial distribution of population, roads or critical infrastructure,” Dr Maarif said.