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IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) Membership Call for Nominations
03 July 2013 14:16
The IRDR programme is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for new members of the IRDR Scientific Committee (SC). Candidates' research areas should be closely related to the challenges of natural and human-induced hazards, capacity building, development of case studies, data managemen...
Prof David Johnston, IRDR Scientific Committee Chair, Gives Lecture at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) in Beijing, China
14 June 2013 14:29
(Beijing, China, 14 June 2013) --- Prof David Johnston, Chair of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Scientific Committee (SC), gave a lecture on the “Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and its Impacts” today to an avid audience of scientists, other staff members and students from the Instit...
Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme
05 June 2013 01:46
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the important post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which is bec...
Call for Applications: World Social Science Fellows Programme
03 June 2013 03:39
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social and other scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows to participate in an interdisciplinary World Social Science Seminar on "Risk Interpretation and Action: Decision-ma...
IRDR at the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Geneva, Switzerland, 18-23 May 2013)
29 May 2013 14:37
From Saturday, 18 May to Thursday, 23 May 2013, representatives from the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme were in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The event was held at the International Conference Centre in Gen...
Annual Report 2012
13 May 2013 14:58
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms...
International Workshop on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) Associated with Landslides
08 May 2013 09:56
The Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (University of Science and Arts of Chiapas) in Mexico will be hosting an international workshop on forensic investigations of disasters (FORIN) associated with landslides from 24 June to 5 July 2013.The main objective of the Workshop is to share the FOR...
CEDIM's Annual Research Report 2012 - Focus on Forensic Disaster Analysis in Near Real-Time
03 May 2013 14:38
Good Day Colleagues:The Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) published its 2012 Annual Research Report earlier this year, highlighting the implementation of its new research strategy for the years 2012 to 2014: near real-time “Forensic Disaster Analysis” (FDA).CEDIM’s...
IDRiM/DwD Conference - September 2013
19 April 2013 13:49
Aloha to all Fellow FORINers -I recently learned that a few people are submitting abstracts to give FORIN-related presentations at this year's IDRiM/DwD conference in early September (http://idrim.org/?page_id=315). At last year's IDRiM conference in Beijing, there were a few people who either direc...
Welcome to the new IRDR FORIN Listserv!
18 April 2013 10:43
Dear Colleagues:On behalf of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) project, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the new IRDR FORIN listserv!This discussion forum, within the wider IRDR FORIN community of practice (CoP), will serve as an...
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