Disaster prevention and rescue information service platforms

Wen Ray Su*, Chun Hung Huang, Shang Yu Wu, Jerry Chow, Mei Chun Kuo, Pai Hui Hsu, Hsueh Cheng Chou

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Because of its special hydrology and physiographic environmental conditions, Taiwan experiences a wide range of natural disasters, such as typhoons, floods, slope collapses, debris flows, and earthquakes, resulting in the loss of many lives and properties. Integration of disaster-related information, such as data and models, and the analysis and application of the information are crucial to reduce the damage caused by natural disasters. Therefore, the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction introduced the information service platform technology of the Research Development and Evaluation Commission to integrate the information of related ministerial departments for added value and use. Related technologies have integrated information of disaster prevention and rescues, assisted the government in disaster prevention and rescue, and effectively reduced the time required for information integration. Additionally, the added value of information applications enabled situational analysis and process handling during natural disasters. This study uses responses to typhoons as examples, and describes how the service application platform of disaster prevention and rescue is used to integrate various data in the response processes and employs related systems to provide users real-time information as a reference for subsequent decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Automation and Smart Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Disaster prevention
  • Geographical information systems
  • Rescue service
  • Typhoon monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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