Safety in Numbers

Harnessing natural disaster data from around the globe

By Aaron Lazenby

Fall 2019

“In Japan, natural disasters threaten thousands of lives,” says Haruo Hayashi, the president of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), referring to the county’s risk of earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and more. NIED’s mission? Use science and technology to find new ways to prevent risk and respond to disasters when they occur. Using Oracle Cloud, NIED is building a platform to harness data from natural disasters around the globe, using data to “protect lives and livelihoods” in Japan and around the world. More here.