The Crisis Response and Integrated Simulation Science Laboratory (CRISiSLab) is a research and learning laboratory based in the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University, Wellington. CRISiSLab provides a platform to conduct transdisciplinary socio-technical research at the human-technology interface. It provides a physical space as well as software and hardware resources for various research and learning activities. Lab activities include design, development and testing of technology and systems supported by simulations and experiments. Beyond physical space, the lab provides a collaborative environment for learning. Currently, the lab is composed of researchers and PhD students conducting research on artificial intelligence, big data analytics, decision support systems, warning systems, technology acceptance and user behaviour. The lab looks to attract researchers and research students to engage in more technologically aligned projects for crisis management.
CRISiSLab’s mission is to contribute to advancing technology-driven solutions in crisis management. The Lab supports building a community of practice bringing together students and researchers from multiple universities and agencies to study the design, implementation, and evaluation of technological tools for crisis management. CRISiSLab provides physical space as well as software and hardware resources for various research and learning activities. Lab activities include running simulations and experiments and design and testing of products and systems.
To be the pioneer in New Zealand to introduce one stop cross functional simulation laboratory capable of delivering integrated requirements of Crisis Related Research, Product Design and Civil Defence Training.