Risk Informed Decision Support (RIDS) System
Introduction to Risk Informed Decision Support (RIDS) System
Risk is inherent in any system; it can be reduced and managed, but it cannot be eliminated. Thus it would be helpful to understand the risks well enough to make informed decisions to minimize the likelihood of incidents as well as the consequences of an incident if one does occur.
Risk Informed Decision Support (RIDS) system is a new generation software product of IGCI. RIDS is an integrated system dynamics based decision support platform with emphasis on risk assessment, management, and governance especially in the climate change adaptation realm. It has been applied for various risk sectors. RIDS provides a platform for the whole process of risk related climate change adaption project and planning.
The primary applications of RIDS currently are in climate change adaptation, low carbon development and integrated risk governance. GENIES and UrbanCLIM have been developed and applied to different projects.
Features of the RIDS system
Existing RIDS features and user experiences
The features of the RIDS platform will include:
- Modular design and standardized technologies to enable building on and linking to existing models and related applications;
- An open framework, allowing for multi-scale, multi-domain impact assessment, which can be customized case-by-case to suit each city;
- Integrated analysis tools to enable testing of adaptation and mitigation options against socio-economic drivers, likely impacts, and existing goals for sustainable development;
- Climate change uncertainty analysis building on GCM and RCM climate change scenarios;
- GIS interoperability;
- Visualization and further analysis options for the assessment of results;
- Integration of risk and cost-benefit analysis tools.
- Knowledge Base Navigator: A featured navigator tool presents case studies in conjunction with plain-language documentation to enhance understanding of the climate change background and implications of the case study.
- Model Construction and Execution: Users can drag blocks from categorized libraries on a palette to a canvas, then configure and link those blocks together according to the model workflow. Running the model (with pause/resume and abort options) enables the user to quickly verify the correctness of the model, and arrive at analytical results.
- Model Personalization: Users can add a personal logo to the canvas and embed documentation in the logo block, and can also change the look of custom function blocks.
How does RIDS link with other models and tools?
Via dynamic link libraries, OpenMI, sidecar executables, data exchange, or recoding.
How can RIDS handle complicated cross sector systems and multiple issues?
Start from simple, hide the complexity behind an hierarchical model structure, external model data linkages.
How can the models and studies built by one user be transferred to another user?
The models and studies can be exported as a standalone package, and then shared with others.
How can users contribute to RIDS?
Workshop, ideas, models, criticism, project applications.
How will RIDS be maintained and updated?
Funding and coordination through funding agencies.
Model, data and knowledge contributions through the CoP.
Platform programming through IGCI, CLIMsystems and others.
- Risk stakeholders - A stakeholder is an individual or organization that is materially affected by the outcome of a decision or deliverable but is outside the organization doing the work or making the decision.
- Risk Analysts – A risk analyst is an individual or organization that applies probabilistic methods to the quantification of performance with respect to the mission execution domains of safety, technical, cost and schedule.
- Subject Matter Experts – A subject matter expert is an individual or organization with expertise in one or more topics within the mission execution domains of safety, technical, cost or schedule.
- Technical Authorities – The individuals within the Technical Authority process who are funded independently of a program or project and who have formally delegated Technical Authority traceable to the Administrator.
- Decision-Maker – A decision-maker is an individual with responsibility for decision making within a particular organizational scope.
- Risk management
- Climate change and risk management
- Sustainable development and risk reduction
- Integrated risk governance
- Risk informed planning
Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC II) Project