Research at CDMPS focuses on themes associated with preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against incidents across the all-hazards spectrum of emergency/disaster management. This is an important objective in light of major disasters worldwide which have had a significant impact.
Research Priority Areas
In 2017, CDMPS reviewed its 6 research priority areas as part of developing a new strategic plan for the future. The research units were redefined and extended into the current 5 research priority areas.
- Understanding and Mitigating Extreme Events and Critical Incidents
- Enabling Technology, Informatics and Analytics
- Improving Whole-Life Infrastructure System Performance and Resilience
- Strengthening Organisational, Institutional and Community Resilience
- Enhancing Policy and Decision Making
The Research Units aim to address the Research Priority Areas. Each unit focuses on tackling particular challenges in disaster management and public safety and on developing innovative solutions.
Earthquake Mitigation Research Unit
Enhancing the world's capacity to prepare for hazardous earthquakes and reducing the degree of exposure and the effects of earthquakes.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Unit
Developing novel and advanced applications of UAS technology in disaster management practice.
Flood Management Research Unit
Improving the accuracy of flood risk estimation for planning purposes, and our understanding of the factors that assist our ability to manage floods in real time.
Transport and Logistics Research Unit
Increasing the resilience of transport networks and enhance post-disaster humanitarian logistics practices by developing improved decision support systems
Community Resilience and Public Health Research Unit
Building our understanding of the social impacts of disasters and the strategies for individual and community resilience and recovery.
Infrastructure Resilience Research Unit
Advancing the field of disaster mitigation by fostering the scientific community's collaboration for critical technology.
Mission Critical Communications Research Unit
Raising awareness and understanding of the importance of resilient, interoperable communications for the public safety market.
Food Security Research Unit
Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise to develop innovative processing technologies for mitigating food security challenges
Major Research Projects
The Centre's Major Research Projects address different disaster related events, as well as, innovative applications and tools for addressing different aspects of disaster management.
The Centre has produced over 100 publications across peer reviewed journals, conference papers and reports.