Mobile Applications

SCOSSO Mobile App


The Rapid Visual Survey procedures and tools are developed to swiftly monitor and identify the hazardous buildings. Using these methods, any structure may be assessed from its exterior without the benefit of building entry, detailed structural drawings or any complex analysis.
To swiftly determine the safety level of the surveyed buildings, the collected data from the rapid visual survey are related to vulnerability indices, tailored for various hazards, where higher values indicate the more vulnerable cases which need further detailed assessment.
The developed mobile application represents an initial step toward a detailed multi-hazard vulnerability assessment of school infrastructure. This can allow decision-makers to quickly identify the most vulnerable structures among the surveyed stock, guide more detailed data collection and structural assessment procedures and ultimately plan further retrofitting measures or if necessary replacement of the infrastructures.

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SCOSSO Mobile App Features
  • Instance multi-hazard vulnerability estimation,
  • Instant data extraction to spread sheet,
  • High precision location indicator,
  • Built-in Photo Organiser,
  • Full Offline Capabilities,
  • Instant data sharing,
  • Input confidence indicator,
  • Cloud backup of all surveyed data,
  • User-friendly interface & easy to use,
  • Photographic user manual and guideline,
  • Support for different output formats (.xls, .csv).

Download SCOSSO Mobile App (via Google Play Store)

Designed by Dr Arash Nassirpour & Dr Carmine Galasso
Developed by Federico Fregosi

Funded by

  • i-RESIST - Increasing REsilience of Schools in Indonesia to earthquake Shaking and Tsunami (Research England + UCL Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Small Research Grants)
  • Safer and Resilient Communities through Safer and Resilient School Facilities (Motorola Solution Foundation)
  • SCOSSO - Safer Communities thrOugh Safer SchOols (EPSRC + UCL Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Small Research Grants)
  • PRISMH - Philippines Resilience of Schools to Multi-Hazards (British Council, Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants)
  • iNSPIRE - Indonesia School Programme to Increase Resilience (British Council, Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants)



LfE Mobile App


The LfE Mobile App, developed by Professor Dina D’Ayala and Valentina Putrino in collaboration with Dr Claire Ellul, is one of the outputs of the Learning from Earthquake (LfE) UK Project founded by EPSRC and carried out as a joint project between three main universities, namely UCL, University of Cambridge and University of Newcastle.

The LfE Mobile app uses an existing off-the-shelf platform called Device Magic and is built following the tier assessment rationale, which depends on the amount of time the user is allowed to spend on site. The data collected is commensurate to this time and gets hierarchically organised so that there is no repetition, whilst guaranteeing that an increasingly detailed level of information is gathered in each successive tier.

The app has currently been tested during the following EEFIT Missions: the Albania Mission launched after the 26 November 2019 earthquake, the first ever launched remote mission, after the March 2020 earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, and the EEFIT Aegean Earthquake & Tsunami Mission.

The LfE Mobile App Version 2.0 includes data capture relevant to earthquake damage and tsunami damage.

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The Mobile App liaises closely with the platform defined as spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for data managing and supports the automatic mapping of the data gathered on site. For further information on the SDI, please contact Enrica Verrucci at e.verrucci@ucl.ac.uk

If you want to know more about the LfE Mobile App, how to join the existing organization, and how to get started, please contact Valentina Putrino at v.putrino@ucl.ac.uk

Click here to download the LfE Mobile App