ISR Community: Scientists Without Borders®
The International Science Reserve (ISR)’s community is a network of scientists and scientific institutions from around the world working together to accelerate research to address complex global crises.
Preparing Scientists Across Borders
The ISR offers community members a free, digital hub for scenario planning and open-call readiness exercises to help scientists prepare by connecting, collaborating, and analyzing how they would apply their research in different disasters.
Reasons to join the ISR Community:
- Gain access to resources to accelerate your research.
- Receive global exposure and be valued for your contributions to crisis resolution.
- Contribute to crisis solutions through real-world application of your research.
- Access a borderless global network of experts.
- Develop in your field through knowledge sharing, networking, and community connections.
- Ensure you do not miss any critical crisis communication updates.
Role Playing Crisis to Prepare for Real-Life Disaster
When a crisis hits, there are complex decisions that leaders must make to protect people and reduce the impact on society and the environment. Serious games – or simulation exercises – help explore risk and response to issues like climate change adaptation and public health crises.
The ISR has partnered with the Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation (CAPTRS) to build customized digital serious games to help its network prepare for disaster response.
Learn more about how ISR is working with CAPTRS to design serious games for crisis response.
Getting Resources Where They’re Needed the Most
Scientists, especially those from across the ISR Community in low-resource countries and contexts, identified the need for more access to and coordination of specialized data resources and institutional partnerships. The ISR pre-positions scientific resources, so that scientists can connect to them quickly across borders, without extensive applications or long waits for approvals.
These tools, including high-performance computing, remote sensing, geospatial-temporal mapping, and databases, can help scientists address the worst impacts of disaster, including damage to people, communities, and livelihoods from heatwaves, wildfires and flooding.
Learn more about how ISR is partnering with IBM to put advanced data and AI tools into the hands of researchers.
Meet the Community
To celebrate the ISR community, we are pleased to feature a few of the members who contributed to crisis simulations.
- Daisy B. Badilla
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
- Daniel San Martin
Fundação Arthur Bernardes/Petrobras, Universidade Federal de Viçosa,
- Roberto Dias
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
- Vinicius Albani
Hydropolitics Association (HPA), Ankara & Akdeniz University
- Fulya Aydin-Kandemir
Department of Geography, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
- Tracy Marshall
The Australian National University
- Matthew Adeleye