Category: Systems Science

Using Drones to for Disaster Damage Inspection

Using Drones to for Disaster Damage Inspection

Using Drones to for Disaster Damage Inspection

07/13/20

“How can we use drones to inspect the damages derived from disasters?”

Drone technology is a large paradigm shift when it comes to remote monitoring. One of the greatest applications it has is for analyzing damage done to areas from disasters. Because of this, drones make a very handy tool when it comes to disaster recovery by being able to do complete monitoring. This is why Using Drones to for Disaster Damage Inspection represents such a paradigm shift.

Using Analytics to Predict Urban Growth in Response to Climate Change

Using Analytics to Predict Urban Growth in Response to Climate Change

Using Analytics to Predict Urban Growth in Response to Climate Change

06/22/21

“How can we use analytics to predict urban growth in response to climate change?”

Cities and urban areas are going to change drastically in response to climate change in ways that we have never seen before. Certain areas are going to become less inhabitable, buildings will have to be redesigned with new hazard standards in mind, and we may even see full-scale retreat. So what can we do to look at how things might occur? Well, what if we were to use simulation software to take into account all of these factors to visualize how these changes might occur? Well, that’s called Using Analytics to Predict Urban Growth in Response to Climate Change and is one way we can peer into the new climate paradigm.

Climate Epidemiology

Climate Epidemiology

Climate Epidemiology

10/29/20

“How will studying climate change and epidemiology become linked in the future?”

Global warming is going to make the world more habitable for disease-carrying vectors such as mosquitos and rats. This population multiplication is going to lead to these creatures spreading all over the globe and more interaction between humans and these species, giving rise to new diseases and epidemics. To prevent these disasters from getting out of control, researchers are going to need to yield the power of Climate Epidemiology to research what makes all of this tick.

Planning for Different Levels of Sea-Level Rise

Planning for Different Levels of Sea-Level Rise

Planning for Different Levels of Sea-Level Rise

04/26/20

“How can we plan for different levels of sea-level rise?”

 

Sea-level rise is going to occur because of climate change. However, the level of rise depends on how much hotter the world is over pre-industrial levels. Since there are multiple possibilities contingent upon carbon emissions rate and time passed, urban areas are going to have to plan for different levels of sea-level rise. This can be accomplished by consulting local citizens and technical experts as well as performing risk and cost-benefit analysis. This is how Planning for Different Levels of Sea-Level Rise will work.

 

Logical Interdependence

Logical Interdependence

Logical Interdependence

06/05/19

“How can different infrastructures be interdependent without any direct connection?”

Infrastructures can be interdependent in numerous ways. However, one of the most subtle forms is through cause and effect, in which the consequences of one infrastructure failure will carry over into another one. Take for example the 2018 Northern California Wildfires. When the fallen transmission line caused a fire, the smoke that swept into the Bay Area caused the air pollution levels to skyrocket. This made people rush to the hardware stores to purchase protective masks, emptying stocks within hours. Through Logical Interdependence, the supply of gas masks was contingent on the fire resilience in Northern California.  

How Engineering Simulations Can Save Companies a lot of Money

How Engineering Simulations Can Save Companies a lot of Money

How Engineering Simulations Can Save Companies a lot of Money

02/19/19

“How can engineering simulations save companies a lot of money?”

 

Before the ascent of computers, most engineering modeling had to be done with physical experiments. These were arduous, costly, and prone to failure. But with the invention of simulation, companies can now simulate their designs’ performance without having to actually build it. This is How Engineering Simulation Can Save Companies a lot of Money.

Why Renewable Energy would be a Great Investment for Indonesia

Why Renewable Energy would be a Great Investment for Indonesia

Why Renewable Energy would be a Great Investment for Indonesia

09/18/18

“Why should Indonesia invest more in renewable energy?”

 

Indonesia is a nation whose size is only matched by its diversity. An archipelago comprising of 17,000 islands with over 242 million people speaking over 300 different languages, it truly is a behemoth to behold. Currently, Indonesia generates around 84% of its energy from fossil fuel resources. But increasing its portfolio of renewable energy could be greatly beneficial to it.

 

 

  1. Ideal Climate for Renewable Energy

 

Being a chain of islands near the equator in the Southern Pacific Ocean, Indonesia has a great opportunity to tap into solar and offshore wind energy.

 

  1. Distribution

Since Indonesia is composed of a series of islands which are subject to typhoons, having a more distributed energy mix would be very helpful. Islands can generate their own electricity, microgrids can kick on during storms (something that would also be helpful to places with similar geography like Puerto Rico)

 

  1. Lower Pollution

Air pollution causes a myriad of public health problems which dampen the national economy. By switching to renewable energy this issue can be averted.

 

And these are just some of the reasons why Indonesia should switch to Renewable Energy!

 

How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

09/06/18

“How can weather forecasts help stabilize the grid?”

 

Weather forecasts have become apart of our daily lives. But did you know that they can also help with grid resiliency? By being able to forecast the future, we can obtain how large our cooling loads will have to be. And with this knowledge, we can get ancillary reserves ready when the time comes. This way, Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency!