GIC focuses on applications of geoinformatics in disaster risk assessment and management for better decision making for effective risk reduction. GIC has implemented a number of disaster management projects in collaboration with relevant national agencies in the respective countries.

GIC is also pursuing capacity building in hazard and risk assessment for multi-hazards such as flood, landslide, tropical cyclone, earthquake, and tsunami in 18 Asian countries in the region in collaboration with the national as well as international institutions.

GIC has been designated as the regional hub for the Sentinel Asia (called P-DAN, the Principal Data Analysis Node) and it is also regularly contributing to the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters as a Project Manager for emergency mapping. The Center receives satellite images acquired through the emergency observations and creates value-added products in order to help the affected countries in their emergency response and recovery efforts.