An Integrated Program for Intelligent Prevention of Natural Disasters and International Cooperative Research on Earth Sciences in Southeast Asia (智慧災防新南向計畫)
Program Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
In 1997, scientists in Taiwan started to expand research areas to Southeast Asia under the support of the National Science Council. A scientific research team was formed in the same year to conduct an integrated project, Comprehensive Research on East Asia Tectonic Evolution (CREATE), which has yielded fruitful research results. In order to explore methods of adaptation and smart science and technology (S&T) for disaster prevention, the fields of research have extended to geoscience, atmospheric science, marine science, environmental change, ecological resources and environmental engineering in response to regional or global threats, such as global warming, climate change, and natural disasters resulted from earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and typhoons. The research team has rich experience in S&T applications in international projects, and thus plays a leading role in assisting Southeast Asian countries to pursue sustainable development through innovative science and technology.
The program covers three major fields:
A. BEST (Bridging Earth Science & Technology): International Cooperative Research of Earth Sciences in Southeast Asia.
B. International platform of observation and cooperative research on atmospheric and oceanographic sciences for two South China Sea islands (Taiping and Dongsha).
C. Establishment and maintenance of integrated disaster decision supporting system and export of intelligent seismic technology.