ISC sponsored the exploratory research of a small research team led by Daiko Abe (ISC) to Japan to study the organizational response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and the level 7 meltdowns at three reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This research study resulted in the discovery of a variety of methods and research-based best practices to improve the organizational response and recovery from natural disasters that cause catastrophic technological failure and an internationally, coordinated response. Furthermore, this research provided new insights into the understanding of the cascading impacts of catastrophe, community vulnerabilities, and the integrated relationships between natural and technological hazards.
Illinois Department of Public Health selected ISC and its OdysseusTM, web-based planning platform, as a technological solutions to statewide coordination and planning challenges. The implementation of Odysseus TM will serve to standardize, integrate, and share planning across all 95 Local Health Departments and 11 hospital regions throughout Illinois. ISC worked with IDPH to provide advanced customization and facilitation and increased plan quality, compliance, and overall preparedness for all system users.
Miami-Dade County, Florida selected ISC to develop a countywide, comprehensive and objective, risk assessment and vulnerability analysis in order to provide a solid baseline understanding of the risks faced throughout Miami-Dade County as well as a shared awareness of the County’s existing capabilities and resource gaps. The ultimate purpose of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) is to provide a holistic understanding of Miami-Dade activities and investments toward managing a range of potential threats and hazards.
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