Organization: Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
- Matt Foote, Catastrophe and Exposure Manager, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
- Prof. John Rees, Risk Research Coordinator, Research Councils UK
The number of open access, open source, and proprietary hazard and risk modeling tools/software packages is rapidly expanding. Users increasingly seek to mix-and-match the components of different hazard and risk tools to achieve customized solutions. A review by Daniell et al (2014) involved a preliminary analysis of over 80 open source or open access software packages, and in-depth analysis of 30 packages covering tropical cyclone, flood, tsunami, and earthquake. The advantages and disadvantages of each tool were highlighted as well as the opportunity to build partnerships that capitalize on development efforts through sharing and re-using code. The session will present key findings of the review, and will invite discussion on how to achieve a future where an array of model components, data libraries and visualization tools can be pulled together in a fully interoperable plug and play environment. (Session links to 3rd July workshop on the same topic).
Chair: Matt Foote, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance