Project Overview

Southeast Asia is one of the most hazardous regions on Earth, where earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides are deeply connected through the functioning of the subduction zones surrounding the region. InVEST is an ambitious and interdisciplinary effort that will provide a holistic understanding of regional tectonics, volcanoes, the linkages between the two, and their cascading hazards and impacts. InVEST gathers a local and regional team of experts in tectonic hazards, disaster mapping and risk assessment, that will improve the understanding of regional hazards from earthquakes and volcanoes, and their cascading impacts on society, to promote a more resilient Singapore and Southeast Asia. To achieve this, InVEST has several objectives:

A.  To understand the connection of subduction-driven volcanism and great earthquake faults in SE Asia on a regional scale.

B.  To improve understanding of the mutual influence of volcanoes and tectonic faults, with application to understanding caldera systems.

C.  To improve understanding of cascading hazards, including earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis, from the perspective of structural geology.

D.  To provide new tools for modelling the fundamental physical processes of earthquakes and volcanoes, incorporating seismology, geodesy, and laboratory measurements.

E.  To develop innovative new techniques for monitoring and imaging tectonic and volcano processes.

F.  To build capabilities for quick and accurate measurements of surface deformation and damage using remote sensing.

G.  To develop a risk-assessment framework for connecting natural hazard events in SE Asia with societal impacts.

H.  To compile historical information on earthquakes and volcanoes and improve understanding of how they have shaped human geography around the region.

I.  To help the safety and sustainability of our region through education and communication of our results to stakeholders and the public.

 

InVEST Diagram 

Project Years

2022 to 2027

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The Team

Emma HILL

Emma HILL

Principal Investigator

Susanna JENKINS

Susanna JENKINS

Principal Investigator

Benoit TAISNE

Benoit TAISNE

Principal Investigator

WEI Shengji

WEI Shengji

Principal Investigator

YUN Sang-Ho

YUN Sang-Ho

Director, Remote Sensing Lab

Gregory CLANCEY

Gregory CLANCEY

Assoc Prof (National University Singapore)

Lauriane CHARDOT

Lauriane CHARDOT

Manager, Community Engagement

David LALLEMANT

David LALLEMANT

Principal Investigator

LEONG Choong Yew

LEONG Choong Yew

Director, Centre for Geohazard Observations

Aron MELTZNER

Aron MELTZNER

Principal Investigator

TONG Ping

TONG Ping

Principal Investigator

Adam SWITZER

Adam SWITZER

Principal Investigator

Simon REDFERN

Simon REDFERN

Professor

Fidel COSTA

Fidel COSTA

Visiting Professor

FENG Lujia

FENG Lujia

Principal Research Fellow

Collaborators

Co-Principal Investigators:
Assoc. Prof. Jiat Hwee Chang (SoDE, NUS)
Assoc. Prof. Siau Chen Chian (CEE, NUS)
Assoc. Prof. Leonard Sebastian (RSIS, NTU)

Local collaborators:
Dr. Natasha Bhatia (ASE, NTU)
Assoc. Prof. Rainer Dumke (SPMS, NTU)
Asst. Prof. Li King Ho Holden (MAE, NTU)
Mr. Richard Sanders (Willis Re, Singapore)

Overseas collaborators:
Prof. Juan Carlos Afonso (Macquarie U., Australia)
Asst. Prof. Rafael Almeida (Yachay Tech., Ecuador)
Emerit. Prof. Gregory Bankoff (U. Hull, UK) 
Mr. Thierry Crevoisier (World Food Programme)
Asst. Prof. Anna Foster (Yachay Tech, Ecuador)
Prof. James Foster (U. Stuttgart, Germany)
Assoc. Prof. Agung Harijoko (U. Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Prof. Ya-Ju Hsu (National Taiwan U.)
Assoc. Prof. Christian Huber (Brown U., USA)
Dr. Jungkyo Jung (NASA JPL, USA)
Dr. Shirou Kawakita (Sentinel Asia/JAXA, Japan)
Dr. Muhammad Younis Khan (U. Peshawar, Pakistan)
Mr. Keith Paolo Landicho (AHA Centre, Philippines)
Asst. Prof. Cunren Liang (Peking U, China)
Asst. Prof. Eric Lindsey (U. New Mexico, USA)
Asst. Prof. Umar Muksin (Syiah Kuala U., Indonesia)
Dr. Muzli Muzli (BMKG, Indonesia)
Assoc. Prof. Hamdi Rifai (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia)
Prof. Ares Rosakis (Caltech, USA)
Dr. Ruly Setiawan (Center for Geological Survey, Indonesia)
Asst. Prof. Ƶack Spica (U. Michigan, USA)
Dr. Devy Kamil Syahbana (Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia)
Dr. Yongfei Wang (U. Southern California, USA)
Assoc. Prof. Hongfeng Yang (Chinese U. of HK)

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