Invited Session: Transdisciplinary Data Convergence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Thur. 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., Interlocken C
Concurrent Session 2-1

According to the UNESCAP, Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It accounts for 57 percent of the global natural disaster-related deaths, and 88 percent of the global population affected by natural disasters from 1970 to 2016. From earthquakes to floods, the region experiences the full range of geological and hydro-meteorological hazards. The studies presented in this session explore their experience on transdisciplinary and transcontinental collaboration, highlighting innovative approaches to converging divergent data for effective decision support in the Asia-Pacific region. The session will begin with lightning talks followed by a structured panel discussion.

Organizers and Moderators: Sabine Loos, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative and Yolanda Lin, Nanyang Technological University

Post-Disaster Informatics: A Technological Approach to Recovery Planning

Sabine Loos, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative
Jamie McCaughey, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
David Lallemant, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Jack Baker, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative
Nama Budhathoki, Kathmandu Living Labs
Ritika Singh, Kathmandu Living Labs
Feroz Khan, Earth Observatory of Singapore

In the Absence of Consequential Past Events for Disaster Risk Analysis: A Counterfactual Framework for Uncovering Black Swans

Yolanda Lin, Nanyang Technological University
David Lallemant, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Susanna Jenkins, Nanyang Technological University
Gordon Woo, Risk Management Solutions

Virtual Reality for Disaster Resilience: Transdisciplinarity, Disasters, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences in Asia

Tom White, Yale-NUS College
Yanyun Chen, Yale-NUS College
Alex Scollay, Independent
Jirasiri Techalapanarasme, Yale-NUS College

Volunteered Geographic Information in Disaster Management: Designing a Framework for Integration

Emir Hartato, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Ioannis Delikostidis, University of Canterbury
Mairead de Roiste, Victoria University of Wellington

Local Residents' Responses to the 2018 Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami: Findings from a Disaster Reconnaissance Trip

Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University
Michael Lindell, University of Washington
Rahmawati Husein, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Evaluate the Sustainable Resilience of Communities

Hiba Baroud, Vanderbilt University