Research and Technology





CSCAN – Philippines

Crustal Stress for Community Awareness Network (CSCAN), a collaboration of 10 crustal stress monitoring stations across the Philippines became operational in 2004, enabling communities to work with scientists and public administrators together in forecasting and preparing for major earthquakes.

        2005 Monitoring and forecasting results reported in 2006 (.PPT file)

        The CSCAN Community Monitoring Network: The Philippines Advances in Disaster Preparedness (UNDP-Philippines article in Frontliner, Vol. 1 no.2, 2003)

        Seeing Ahead for Natural Disasters: a Community-based Approach for Monitoring Earthquakes (UNDP-Philippines article in Frontliner, June 12, 2003)


Research on Public Administration

When citizens, administrators and scientists share perspectives with each other, they establish basis for taking joint action and create action networks throughout their communities. Intensified action enhances not only self-reliance, well being and orientation to the future, but also community survival and development.

Evaluation for Short-Term and Annual Prediction of Earthquakes (ESTAPE)

To evaluate the practical results of prediction research, the UN Global Programme UNGP-IPASD developed ESTAPE, the Evaluation for Short-Term and Annual Prediction of Earthquakes. ESTAPE provides city administrators and public safety officials with a simple tool to evaluate earthquake predictions so as to distinguish which information should be taken into account in preparing their communities for natural disasters.