The Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System is a project supported by the Australian Government through the Victorian Department of Justice Natural Disaster Resilience Grant Scheme.
This project has developed a proof of concept for an Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System for urban disasters, The concept integrates a smart geospatial information platform with an advanced optimisation and a simulation engine.
As a result of the project two scenarios have been developed, a bushfire scenario and a flooding scenario. The Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System will support an end-to-end process from scenario planning to disaster response and recovery.
It performs real-time collection, management, analysis, distribution, and visualisation of information for enhanced situation awareness, aligning the impact of information with its availability. This real-time stream of critical information populates the optimisation/simulation engine whose goal is to increase the cognitive abilities of decision makers when faced with an urban disaster of large magnitude and uncertainty.