System for Multi-Hazard Potential Impact Assessment and Emergency Response Tracking (SMART) is a web-based system for assessing potential impacts from a multi-hazard framework using weather forecast information, and for evaluating, generating, and disseminating impact management options.
The system, operational in Tamil Nadu, India as TNSMART, generates and disseminates weather forecasts, forecast-based risk maps, and accompanying advisories. The system can visualize emergency response resource locations and quantities, and can also display updates from the ground that are entered by the registered users, thus allowing disaster managers to track and manage ongoing emergency response.
The system also acts as a data management platform for managing and processing weather, disaster risk, and emergency response resources data for use by the Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation Department.
TNSMART provides for Forecast Value addition enabling the Regional Meteorological Centre RMC and IMD to make appropriate changes and adjust IMD forecast values according to ground reality before dissemination to the public. Similarly, the mobile application was upgraded to a hybrid and native application with inclusion of new features like the lightning alert and drought information with an improved user interface.