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 & William Chang at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Jason Haga 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 these four Southeastern Asia countries.

In the third year, LandSAGE is led by Mores Prachyabrued at the ImmerSense Laboratory under Mahidol Bremen Medical Informatics Research Unit at Mahidol University in Thailand, to leverage and build on the developed LandSAGE software prototype as well as the new CyberCANOE installations so that Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos can collaborate over distance to investigate landslide and flooding phenomena by using the collaboration capabilities of CyberCANOE facilities across Asi@Connect’s networks.

Participating Institutions include: 

National University of Laos

Walailak University, Thammasat University- 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.