Since May 2018, the RiskScape team have been working on a flexible and modular tool for risk modelling...
The first version of RiskScape has been used for some important and exciting work and has made a difference in understanding natural hazard risk in New Zealand and around the Pacific. We have learned a lot and would like to thank our partners who have worked with us along the journey. But technology and user needs are changing so it’s time for re-development. This will give us the opportunity to build New Zealand’s risk tool to better meet user needs.
Software development for RiskScape version 2.0 has been underway since 2018. A programme of work has now been agreed for the next financial year – working towards a launch of version 2.0 in mid-2020. The work programme includes continuing to develop RiskScape’s core engine, with a focus on risk model workflow functionality, optimisation and performance enhancements.
We ran a roadshow of national workshops and an online survey in November 2019 to collect user needs of RiskScape 2.0 (thanks to everyone who contributed!) and are now writing a report to inform future decisions. We are also enabling access to the beta version of RiskScape 2.0 for a limited number of New Zealand researchers who will be trialling the tool. Other work includes re-branding with a new website on the horizon – watch this space!
We are hard at work and focused on delivering RiskScape 2.0. As a result version 1.0 support is now only available from our technical wiki, which includes tutorials and work-arounds for known technical issues.
Riskscape software Version 2.0 will be released soon...
In the mean time you can download RiskScape 1.0 software for free here.