Research Program

The RISER project is pursuing a number of subprojects, with a specific focus on new mechanisms for capturing, communicating, or computing with emergency information. Three specific subprojects are currently active:

  • Capture: RISERnet: Development of a reconfigurable, redeployable wireless sensor network for real-time capture of information about environmental change and UpRISER: Use of fine-grained data from UAV to support grassland curing monitoring;
  • Computing: MoistuRISER: Using sensor data to improve fuel moisture content monitoring, Firefront Tracking using Curated Crowdsourcing: Using publicly available emergency call data to automatically estimate bushfire perimeters in real-time, and SensoRISER: Utilizing data sensed for other purposes for disaster management; and
  • Communication: Stream Processing: Using stream processing engines for online processing of high-volume spatiotemporal data and RISERview: Development of new user interfaces to support situational awareness about hazardous regions (e.g., regions of high bushfire risk).