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IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) to be held in Melbourne, Australia
18 January 2013 02:38
The 33rd annual IGARSS Symposium in Melbourne (21 - 26 July 2013) will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing. The Symposium’s theme of building a sustainable earth through remote sensing wi...
IRDR Host Merged Into RADI
17 January 2013 02:38
The host of the IRDR programme, the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), has merged with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) to form the new Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), which is governed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).Headed by...
IRDR’s Vice Chair Kuni Takeuchi Received the 2012 International Hydrology Prize
08 January 2013 01:54
The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) to an individual in recognition of his/her out...
IRDR Science Committee Chair Update
31 December 2012 01:05
ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR, the three co-sponsors of IRDR programme, have approved the nomination of Dr David Johnston as the new Chair of the IRDR Science Committee. Dr Johnston is a Senior Scientist at GNS Science (New Zealand’s Geological Survey) and Director of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research...
Annual Report 2010
30 December 2012 10:43
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long integrated research programme initiated in late-2008 by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC)...
ICSU (2008) A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
29 December 2012 14:20
A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk is the foundation for the IRDR programme, one guided by three broad research objectives Characterisation of hazards, vulnerability and risk. Understanding decision-making in complex and changing risk contexts. Reducing risk and curbing losses t...
New IRDR Science Committee Member Announced
24 December 2012 05:23
IRDR is pleased to announce the approval of a new Science Committee member, Shuaib Lwasa.Dr Lwasa is a geographer with extensive teaching and research experiences at Makerere University, Uganda. He brings his knowledge and expertise in urban environmental management, livelihood systems, hazard and v...
Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience
11 December 2012 03:21
Policy Brief No.7 on Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience, presented by the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) Chair on Social Vulnerability and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), is now available online! Two of...
DFG/ICSU/ISSC Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science
06 December 2012 10:07
Food poses one of the key challenges for human societies in the coming decades. Food Futures encompasses everything from what we eat and food security to the way we research and talk about food. Food is often a central theme in issues related to security, global health, demographics, geography, urba...
Yogyakarta declaration on disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific 2012
02 November 2012 14:00
A declaration endorsed by Heads of Government, Ministers, and Heads of Delegation of countries in Asia and the Pacific, as an outcome of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), calling on disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders to: (i) participate fully in the...
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