Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus
Produce Localized Database For Resilient Communities
Beginning with Katrina to Ida disaster, the National Flood Insurance Program has struggled with financial insolvency. The growing frequency of larger storms in the time of climate change, rapid environmental degradation, and rising sea levels have only exacerbated this issue. Furthermore, hurricane storms and floods have disproportionate impacts on the most socioeconomically, geographically and historically vulnerable population, which experience the majority of the disaster burdens and minimum mitigation benefits (i.e., climate injustice and inequity).
We are leveraging emerging tech (e.g., GIS, BIM, AI, XR) to confront climate change. Our inductive data, code and method to understand the underlying socioeconomic, urban planning and geographical disparities will help us distill user journey for effective resilience climate action. Without these direct paradigm shifts and technical interventions, the continued climate crisis will be most felt at the United States national scale by Indigenous, Brown, Black, People of Color and low-income Americans; and internationally, by the most vulnerable population in the global south.
SISYPHUS is developing a customized natural disaster mitigation SaaS toolset that utilizes localized databases to justly & equitably create resilient communities. Our interactive web-based toolset AI calculates the risk hazard with optimal mitigation methods from GIS/BIM databases structured within a climate justice and equity framework. An XR user interface utilizing risk visualization theory will communicate understandable information to help governmental, professional and community stakeholders make better-informed resiliency decisions.