Research units

Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP)


The Institute operates as a research unit dealing with topics like causes of disasters, the effects generated by various disasters, appropriate management strategies, short-, medium- and long-term effects on the population, economy and environment and proposed management strategies for various types of disasters. ISUMADECIP provides the framework for interdisciplinary research, setting the basis for addressing the challenges induced by the complex disaster management process.

The main scope of ISUMADECIP is to create the premises to ensure adequate prevention and response to disasters, in accordance with the specific national requirements, but also with the concepts promoted by NATO and the European Union.


  • Studies on policy development of the planning territory in accordance with the risk maps;
  • Development of systems based on technologies of remote sensing and GIS for monitoring meteorological and hydrological phenomena;
  • Development of studies for risk reduction by the use of safer available techniques and technological upgrade;
  • Contributions to the development of coherent policies to reduce negative impact on the communities and the environment;
  • Development of safety management systems, leading to a more effective management of accidents;
  • Identification and testing the technical devices for disaster-response;
  • Methods of organization and coordination of the important points of response in the affected areas;
  • Methods of investigation of the areas affected by disasters using specific technical equipment;
  • Development of a systematic risk assessment methodology for economical operators;
  • Mathematic modeling using various software specific to the laminar and turbulent flows, CFD (Ansys CFD) or Open Foam software;
  • Numerical and statistical simulations, model optimization, predictive studies and prognoses;
  • Analysis and development of domain specific languages;
  • Modeling of complex applications with implications in disaster management