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:

User experiences


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.

User groups:

Application area:

Related Projects

Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC II) Project