Data Analytics Offer Insights for Tsunami Disaster Response

Effectual worked with a federal government customer to provide information for local land-use and emergency response planning to avoid development in hazardous zones and to plan evacuation routes to communities along low-lying coastlines vulnerable to tsunamis.

The Challenge

The customer engaged our team to quickly and effectively move their public-facing web applications and internal applications to the AWS cloud for greater resiliency and availability as well as to implement real-time logging, data analytics, and continuous monitoring for tsunami data.

The Solution

To collect data that would help scientists understand tsunamis and develop effective strategies for improving tsunami preparedness and disaster response, our team implemented a solution utilizing Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, alarms, and Serverless storage.

The Benefits

We implemented Amazon CloudWatch in order to schedule data collection that self-triggers when a tsunami is detected. This innovative continuous monitoring and observability service allows you to detect anomalous behavior in environments, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to keep applications running smoothly.

By deploying AWS CloudTrail, we were able to provide the customer greater accessibility to critical tsunami data analytics for helping scientists understand the sources of local tsunamis and mitigate the impacts of  future events. 

Real Time Logging
Our team set up Serverless storage to collect data from seismic networks to process key components in the impact of tsunamis.

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