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LandSAGE- a project to provide decision support for monitoring and mitigation of natural disasters (landslides, mudflows, and floods) in Southeastern Asia using Cyber-enabled Collaboration, Analysis, Navigation and Observation Environments (CyberCANOEs) driven by the Scalable Amplified Group Environment (SAGE2).


In the first and second years, LandSAGE is jointly led by Jason Leigh (PI Y1) & William Chang (Co-PI) at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Jason Haga (PI Y2) at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, to provide training for researchers and decision makers in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos on the use of advanced cyber-infrastructure for disaster monitoring and mitigation, and to deploy CyberCANOEs in the four Southeast Asia countries.

In the third year, LandSAGE is led by Mores Prachyabrued at the ImmerSense Laboratory at Mahidol University in Thailand, to develop an open source, data and visualization-rich “LandSAGE” decision support software enabling researchers in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand to collaborate over Asi@Connect’s networks on monitoring and mitigation of landslides and floods in the Lower Mekong Basin using the installed CyberCANOEs. In addition, four portable CyberCANOEs are deployed in the four countries to increase their visualization capacities and the utilization of Asi@Connect's networks.

Participating Institutions include: 

National University of Laos

Walailak University and Thammasat University in Thailand

FIMO Center/University of Engineering and Technology- Vietnam

National University

Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

LandSAGE is funded by TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network), a high speed network for research and education which connects 20 countries in Asia and 34 countries in Europe. This network is actively being used for international joint researches in cutting-edge areas, including information telecommunications and bioengineering.