NIST funds center to model disaster recovery strategies
After a large storm system rips through a community, a quick response time is essential for saving lives and rebuilding so communities can get back to business. To help communities improve disaster response and remediation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a $20 million contract to Colorado State University to create the Community Resilience Center of Excellence.
The center will develop computer tools and virtual models to help local governments decide how best to invest in resources to mitigate the impact of extreme weather on communities and speed recovery.
NIST-CORE or Community Resilience Modeling Environment, will be a pivotal piece of the center’s capabilities for meeting stated goals. Using an open-source platform, NIST-CORE will incorporate risk-based decision-making and enable quantitative comparisons of different resilience strategies, NIST said.
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