BUET-IWFM

ONGOING RESEARCH

Oasis Platform for Climate and Catastrophe Risk Assessment – Asia

Researche Funding: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Federal Republic of Germany

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr A.K.M. Saiful Islam

Collaboration: Lead: Oasis Loss Modeling Framework Ltd., The United Kingdom (UK); Affiliate: Department of Civil Engineering, BUET

Duration: January, 2019 - September, 2020


The Oasis Platform for Climate and Catastrophe Risk Assessment in Asia project is co-developing new and open catastrophe risk models for flood in the Philippines and cyclone in Bangladesh and analyzing the impacts of climate change. The models are being developed on the open-source Oasis Loss Modelling platform. The project is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), bringing together a multinational public-private partnership to build solutions to understand and manage the increasing costs of disasters. A key goal of the project is linking in-country scientific expertise and data with international expertise in catastrophe risk modelling to build capacity in the country for catastrophe and climate risk modelling and analysis. This will develop the ability in each Analysis country to maintain and develop new risk models using open-source technology and to take ownership of their risk understanding in the long term. Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany and Met office, UK are two collaborative research partners of this project.