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Smart Landslide Information System – Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute Research Grant 2016

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Smart Landslide Information System – Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute Research Grant 2016

Aiming at providing accessible real-time landslide information to the public and leverage smart technology to enhance landslide incident reporting in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is developing a new smart Landslide Information System (LIS), which will be supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute Research Grant 2016.

The research team consisted of three prominent scholars including Prof Clarence Choi, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator), Prof Qian Zhang, Chair Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Prof Charles Ng, Chair Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

It is hoped that the development of the system will improve planning of access and evacuation routes for emergency responders during intense storms when transportation lines are obstructed by landslides, enhance characterisation of landslide failure mechanism to better inform and protect emergency responders and the public of areas susceptible to landslide failures.  The system also intends to enrich landslide incident database, in terms of scale, responsiveness, and communication of information to geotechnical engineers during intense storms.

For more information, please contact us at hkjcdpri@hkam.org.hk or at (852) 2871 8507.

 


Keung Shan Road landslides, Tai O, Hong Kong, 2008