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Project Archives

The Hazards Vulnerability and Resilience Institute has been involved in numerous projects since it began in 1995. For more information on any project listed below, please contact  HVRI.

Projects by Topic

  • Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)
  • Contributions to the Summary of Current Knowledge about Community Resilience
  • DRRC: Baseline Indicators for Monitoring Disaster Resilience in Rural Places
  • Mobile Geospatial Situational Awareness for Field and Command Staff during the Emergency Response Phase
  • NASA REASoN Project
  • Rapid Flood Mapping by Enhancing Near Real-Time Satellite Imagery with Real-Time Gauge and Twitter Data
  • Remote Sensing Hazard Guidance System
  • Remote Sensing Planning Tool 
  • Tracking Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Collection Assets for Emergency Response Phase
  • Baseline Methods for Reconstructing U.S. 19th Century Climatic Extremes from Historical Data
  • Evaluation of Airborne LIDAR-derived Floodplain Mapping
  • Central Midlands Council of Governments Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Geospatial Risk Assessment Support Protocols (GRASP)
  • Historic Inequities in Disaster Losses: Identifying Disaster-Prone Places
  • Historical Climate Data Catalogue
  • Historical Climatic Reconstructions of the Southeastern United States
  • Incorporating Medical and Social Vulnerability into an All-Hazards Assessment for the State of Florida
  • National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • National Digital Clearinghouse for Hazard Event and Loss Data
  • SCEMD Mitigation Plan Risk Assessment Update 2018
  • South Carolina Atlas of Environmental Risks and Hazards
  • Web-based Risk Assessment Planning Project for the State of Florida
  • 2011 South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study
  • Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Research
  • Identifying and Analyzing the Driving Forces of Hurricane Recovery for Disaster Stricken Areas to Improve Long-term Planning
  • South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study: Behavioral Analysis
  • The Recovery Divide: Sociospatial Disparities in Disaster Recovery from Hurricane Katrina along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast
  • Improving Drought Loss Accounting in SHELDUS®
  • Multi-scale Spatiotemporal Evaluation of Mitigation Effectiveness in Reducing Natural Hazard Damage and Loss
  • Decision-making and Long-Lead Climate Forecasts
  • South Carolina Flood Losses
  • Spatial Data Needs and the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in State-Level Hazard-Related Offices
  • Chlorine Spill
  • Hurricane Impacts in Mississippi and Alabama
  • Hurricane Katrina Crisis Research at USC
  • Improving Tornado Warning Effectiveness and the Fujita Scale Assessment Process
  • Use of Spatial Data and Geographic Technologies in Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack
  • Collaborative Research: Measuring Social Vulnerability — Reducing Uncertainty and Validating Indicators
  • Enhancing Social Vulnerability Mapping
  • Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning
  • Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning II: Technical Analysis
  • Social Vulnerability Index 2020-2014
  • Social Vulnerability Mapping for the Southeast U.S. (OxFam)
  • Cascading Spatial Impact of Rainfall Extremes on Residents
  • Indirect Costs of School Closures Triggered by the 2015 Flash Floods
  • Leveraging Perishable Impact Data into Long Term Recovery Forecasting
  • Mapping River Erosion and Geomorphic Change Caused by an Extreme Flood
  • Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Flood Impact by Integrating Satellite, VGI, and Social Media Data: Rapid Assessment of the October Flood
  • [USC ] Other Campus Projects Related to SC Floods
  • Comparative Indicators of Hazards Vulnerability in Urban Areas
  • Place-Based Decision Support for Spatial and Temporal Transference of Risk and Hazards
  • Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science and GIS    
  • Richland County Vulnerability Assessment
  • Shifting Terrorism Trends across Time and Space

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