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A Global Outlook on Disaster Science
21 November 2017 15:19
On November 20, Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including IRDR. The report displays an analysis of global disaster science scholarly output and specific topics being studie...
Prof. Guo Huadong reported the work of IRDR in ICSU GA
30 October 2017 11:18
In Day 2 of 32nd ICSU General Assembly, Prof. Guo Huadong, the representative from Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( which hosts IRDR),reported the work of IRDR with highlight on IRDR's main achievement, key priorities for the future, ideas for strengthenin...
ICoE-REaL release new brochure
26 October 2017 16:12
As IRDR Internatioanl Centre of Excellence for Risk Education and Learning (ICoE-REaL), Periperi U is an Africa-rooted and -led initiative that began in 2006 in five universities in Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. It aims to advance risk education in Africa by mobilising univers...
Call for application-Training Workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events
13 October 2017 13:03
The inaugural Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MW2C@UKM) training workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events will be held on 14-16 November 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The Centre for Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI),...
Prof. CUI Peng Provided Preliminary Hazard Evaluation Report of Jiuzhaigou Earthquake
12 October 2017 10:30
On August 8th, a Ms 7.0 earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The Epicenter of this earthquake is only 5 km west of a world-famous scenery site, Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was mostly suffered from t...
IRDR names Qunli HAN as new Executive Director
26 September 2017 15:14
Qunli HAN appointed as Executive Director of IRDROn 25 Sep 2017, IRDR announced Mr Qunli Han as its new Executive Director. Before joining IRDR, Qunli was the Secretary of the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and the Director of the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO (...
Disaster Loss Data: Raising the standard
26 September 2017 12:50
IRDR, CO-DATA and Tonkin+Taylor released a white paper on disaster loss data.The UN Sendai Framework has four goals and seven targets covering global, national and local level disaster risk reduction. The UN General Assembly (Resolution A/71/644, 2 February, 2017) defined 38 indicators for monitorin...
Embodied uncertainty: living with complexity and natural hazards
25 September 2017 11:33
Victoria Sword-Daniels, Christine Eriksen and their colleagues recently have a paper , Embodied uncertainty: living with complexity and natural hazards , published on Journal of Risk Research.This work started at the ISSC Fellows seminar in December 2013 that was co-sponsored by IRDR and it is still...
IRDR Young Scientist Authors Book on Disaster Risk Governance
06 September 2017 11:33
IRDR Young Scientist Dr. Indrajit Pal, a member of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand), has co-edited a book titled “Disaster Risk Governance in India and Cross Cutting Issues.” The 19-chapter book, published by Springer provides an analytical discussion of the status of disaster risk red...
Call for Application: International Training Workshop on Integrated Risk Assessment Methods Using Spatial and Social Vulnerability Data for Disaster Risk Reduction Digital Belt and Road Initiative (DBAR) – Disaster Theme (11th December– 15th December, 2017)
28 August 2017 16:46
I．Background and ObjectivesIn response to the needs of developing countries along Belt and Road in disaster risk reduction to tackle the natural and human-induced environmental disaster, “Digital Belt and Road” Initiative (DBAR), jointly with Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Internationa...
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