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Center of Excellence & IN-CORE

Webinar: Using IN-CORE to Study and Measure Community Resilience has been published:


Working with NIST researchers and partners from 12 universities led by Colorado State University, the Community Resilience Center of Excellence, awarded in February 2015, will accelerate the development of system-level models and associated databases to support community resilience decision making. The center's multi-disciplinary team includes experts in engineering, economics, data and computing, and social sciences. Research will support development of metrics and tools that will help local governments decide how to best invest resources intended to lessen the impact of hazards on buildings and infrastructure systems and how to recover rapidly and minimize community disruption.


Following several years of development as part of the NIST-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE), the Interdependent Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE) is available for your use in research, development, and modeling of communities.  It is open source and setting up an account is free.

Links for IN-CORE:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded the Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE) (Cooperative Agreement 70NANB15H044), to develop the measurement science to support community resilience assessment. The measurement science is implemented on a platform called the Interdependent Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE). It incorporates a risk-based approach to decision-making that enables quantitative comparisons of alternative resilience strategies. On the IN-CORE platform, data from the community can be seamlessly integrated which allows users to optimize community disaster resilience planning and post-disaster recovery strategies intelligently using physics-based models of inter-dependent physical systems combined with socio-economic systems.

IN-CORE consists of multiple components as shown below:

Pylncore Python Package

pyIncore is a Python package consisting of three primary components: 1) a set of service classes to interact with the IN-CORE web services described below, 2) IN-CORE analyses and 3) visualization. The pyIncore allows users to apply various hazards to infrastructure in selected areas, propagating the effect of physical infrastructure damage and loss of functionality to social and economic impacts. Refer to pyIncore section for detailed information.

IN-CORE Web Services are written in Java with JAX-RS specification and are comprised of a Hazard Service, DFR3 (Damage, Functionality, Repair, Recovery, Restoration) Service, Data Service, Geospatial Visualization Service, Semantic Service, and Space Service. These services allow users to create and access hazards, fragilities and data. Users can access and utilize these services via pyIncore and IN-CORE Web Tools. For detailed information, refer to the technical reference document.

IN-CORE Web Tools is a set of web viewers for interacting with the different IN-CORE web services. The viewers enable users to browse, search DatasetsHazardsFragility curvesRepair curves, etc., view the metadata and visualizations, and download items allowed. For detailed information, refer to the IN-CORE Web Tools section.

IN-CORE Lab is a customized Jupyter Lab with pyIncore installed and hosted on a National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) cloud system. It allows users to develop/run/test their scientific model with pyIncore in their own workspace. Example Jupyter notebooks are provided with each pyincore analysis to help users get started and to help them understand how to use the pyIncore. For detailed information, please refer to the IN-CORE Lab section. There are two Jupyter notebook research examples that demonstrate IN-CORE: 1) Joplin testbed zip, 2) Seaside testbed zip. You can download and run each Jupyter notebook to see how IN-CORE is utilized and see the results from each testbed.    

Created January 15, 2021, Updated May 12, 2021