Post-earthquake disaster and risk management through a rapid response frame for industrial zones in Turkey
view over the port of Istanbul showing industrial activity

Working with experts in earthquake engineering from the University of Sheffield, PDRM was the first of two projects on developing technologies to support the crisis response following an earthquake. Focusing on industrial zones in Turkey, PDRM concentrated on developing an application that could help managers of buildings account for and locate staff following an earthquake that may have left the building unsafe or inaccessible to first responders. The approach used Bluetooth Low Energy devices, NFC and QR-code check-ins for indoor localisation and headcounts at evacuation and assembly points. The application is integrated with other incident management systems to support overall disaster response mechanisms. 

Funding Statement

Funded through the British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Programme