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EGI-Engage Competence centres: Main page ELIXIR BBMRI MoBrain DARIAH LifeWatch EISCAT_3D EPOS Disaster Mitigation | EGI-Engage Knowledge Commons


This page provides information about the Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre (DMCC) of the EGI-Engage project. Further information about the EGI-Engage DMCC can be found at:

Another page provides information about the next phase of the Competence Centre in the EOSC-hub project: Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre Plus


The objective of the this Ccompetence Centre (CC) in EGI-Engage is to make available customised IT services to support the climate and disaster mitigation researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the most serious natural disasters that affect Asia (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons) and to mitigate multi-hazards via data-intensive, e-Science techniques and collaborations. The task strongly builds on experts from the Asia-Pacific region who will create virtual research environments with embedded services and simulations that enable the sharing of disaster-related data, tools, applications and knowledge among field-workers, scientists, and e-Infrastructure experts, shortening the time they can respond to natural disasters. The CC will have two associated partners, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ, Germany) and University of St. Andrews (UStA, UK) to connect the activities with related projects and initiatives in Europe.

  • CC Coordinator: Eric Yen <>, Simon Lin <>
  • CC members' email list: cc-disastermitigation AT


The partners of Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre are:

1. Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Leading Partner, represented by Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC))
2. Institute of Earth Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
3. Research Centre of Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
4. National Central University, Taiwan
5. Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia
6. Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea
7. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia
8. Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Philippine
9. Thailand National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC), Thailand
10. Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Germany
11. University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom


1. PM14:
(1) Provide tsunami wave propagation simulation web portal to the public
(2) Release gWRF weather simulation web portal
2. PM19: Finish two high risk tsunami subduction zones scenario analysis in Asia Pacific region
3. PM24
(1) Apply WRF/chem tracer modelling study to demonstrate the biomass-burning transport mechanism and its impact on air quality.
(2) Release the prototype of WRF-Noah-UCM on UHI simulation of a city in a partner country
4. PM29: Finish the design larger scale multi-hazards simulation attempting to reduce the uncertainty of climate change assessment


Teleconference meetings are organised for CC members since the kick-off in March 2015. Agendas, connection details, meeting materials of these are available at

Other meetings related to the CC:

  1. Kick-Off Meeting: March 16, 17, 2015,
  2. APAN40, August 10-14, 2015 in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia: DMCC F2F Meeting on Aug. 11,
  3. DM CC session at the EGI Community Forum in Bari (November 2015):
  4. APAN41, 2016, January 25-29 in Manila, Philippine : DMCC F2F meeting
  5. ISGC 2016, March 13-18, Taipei, Taiwan: DMCC F2F Meeting and Environmental Computing Workshop

Services to conduct disaster mitigation simulations

  1. Tsunami Wave Propagation Simulation Portal -- iCOMCOT:
  2. gWRF -- Weather Simulation Portal:
  3. Advanced Visualization Facility 

Case Study

Selected cases together with their status are listed as the table below. By combining atmospheric and oceanic models together, the strategy is to reconstruct the whole process of these historical events with higher resolution local data to deeper understand the scientific mechanism behind the earth physical phenomena, and aim for the early warning for future hazardous events. 

Advanced visualization will be integrated with the target cases by LRZ and the partners. Current focus are the Scouring event and Typhoon Haiyen.