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 in the School of Psychology at […]Read More
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 vulnerability assessment in both rural and urban environments. His more detailed […]
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 IRDR’s Science Committee members, Anthony Oliver-Smith and Susan L, Cutter, contributed […]
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, urbanities, culture and society, political systems, […]
IRDR is pleased to announce that its DATA working group will lead 2 sessions on the 23rd CODATA International Conference—Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet, which will be held on 31 October – 2 November, 2012 in Taipei, China. These 2 sessions are scheduled on October 31, identified respectively as Session H1 (11:00-12:30) and […]
The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR. The theme for 2012 is “Women and Girls: the [in] Visible Force of Resilience”. Women and girls make a major contribution to disaster risk reduction and […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts will be held on Chapman University campus during 8-12 December, 2012. Please submit your abstract, for list of scientific sessions and detailed information here. The deadline for the abstract submission is extended until September 30, 2012. In conjunction […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The 2012 Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk will be held 22 – 27 October 2012 and is hosted and organized by Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre for Excellence (IRDR ICoE) located in Taipei, China, in partnership with Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and […]
A review article titled Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards has been published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, which is available for download. The aim of the article is the importance of a need for a better understanding of human decision-making in the face of risk as a priority for […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, Closing Date for Application for the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a project plan for integrating science and risk management for the region has been extended until August 13th, 2012. Proposal for Participation The workshop aims to bring multiple disciplines together, build scientific capacity, and reach […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, IRDR is currently looking for a Web Editor – Science Communications Officer. International and national applicants are welcome. The main purpose of the job is to help develop the in-house information technology capacity and corporate image of IRDR. The incumbent will work in a team which focuses on raising the IRDR profile, […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science (ICSU ROLAC) and National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), in collaboration with National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (ANCEFN) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) are organizing a Regional […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, A special FORIN seminar, co-sponsored by IRDR and IUGG will be held at the First IUGG GRC Conference. Papers are solicited for this Special Session “Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN)”. The First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts will be held on Chapman University campus 8-12 […]
Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos organizes the fourth International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos, 26-30 August 2012, in the beautiful mountain area and world-renowned conference centre of Davos, Switzerland. Government officials, experts and practitioners, representatives […]
MEOPAR will bring together a team of outstanding Canadian researchers dedicated to anticipating and responding to marine hazards and rapidly changing risk patterns for coastal communities, industry and ecosystems alike. MEOPAR will help Canada reduce its vulnerability and exposure to new hazards while enabling us to more rapidly respond to marine emergencies. Key Points: The […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, Rio+20 Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development videos are available at this website. Disaster Session is split into two parts: Part 1 Part 2
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, ISSC have great pleasure bringing you the ISSC Activities Report for the year 2010 and 2011. The Report is also available for download on the ISSC website. Hard copies are available on request from the ISSC Secretariat.
Thursday 14 June, 9.00-12.00 Aim of the session The session will provide an overview of experiences in disaster risk reduction and the role that science and technologies play in DRR to reduce the vulnerability of societies. Two major topics will be discussed during the session (1) new developments in risk management, (2) integrating science and […]
The Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GeoRisk Commission), in partnership with International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), has been awarded an International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Grant for the project entitled Advanced Seminar on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN). This project will be conducted to […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, IUGG First GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts will be held in Chapman University campus on December 8-12, 2012. The Topics are: Session I – Some of Major Recent Earthquake and Tsunami Events Session II – Recent Volcanic Events Session III – Floods, Landslides and Droughts Session […]
On April 23, 2012, IRDR Japan made a permanent committee of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ). Toshio Koike, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, was appointed to serve as the new Chair of IRDR Japan. Full List of IRDR Japan National Committee (as of March 16th, 2012): Haruo […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The call for the Scientific Presentations for the 23rd International CODATA Conference themed “Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet”, which will be held October 28-31, 2012 in Taipei, China, has been extended to June 15th, 2012. To submit a presentation, please visit the following webpages: http://www.codata2012.com/ http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codata2012 Scientific […]
IRDR would like congratulate the new Science Committee members Irasema AYALA-ALCÁNTARA, Ann BOSTROM and Sisi ZLATANOVA, who have been approved by the Sponsors to replace outgoing members Raymond Chan, Allan Lavell, Maria Patek and Coleen Vogel. For more information about the new Science Committee members visit IRDR SC page.
IRDR would like to congratulate Anthony Oliver-Smith for winning the Malinowski Award. The Bronislaw Malinowski Award is an award given by the US-based Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in honor of Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942), an original member and strong supporter of the Society. Briefly established in 1950, the award has been presented annually since 1973 […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR paper outlines some substantive issues and a process of consultations as the disaster risk reduction community heads toward the end date of the current blueprint for global disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to […]
The call for contributions for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 has been extended to 31 March 2012. The best papers will be published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Submit an abstract.
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) will hold a joint assembly August 13-17, 2012 on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Abstracts are invited for this session: Session IWG10 – Concatenated Hazards and Disasters This session will concentrate on situations where one extreme event precipitates one or more other extreme events. The example is the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear accident […]
The United Nations Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, and HE Yoichi Otabe, the Japanese Ambassador to the International Organizations in Geneva, announced today the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses in advance of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction which the Japanese government is proposing to host in […]
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction seeks background papers for the 2013 Global Assessment Report (GAR13), the world’s leading report on disaster reduction. For more information or to submit your abstract visit this page.
ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology workshops report is now available. Five regional workshops (for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Arab States, and Europe) were organized by ICSU and UNESCO prior to the intergovernmental Rio+20 regional preparatory meetings, which were held in 2011, and hosted by the five regional UN economic and social commissions (ECA, ESCWA, […]
IRDR would like to congratulate Dr Mustapha Mokrane for being appointed as the first Executive Director of the the World Data System (WDS). Dr Mustapha Mokrane, currently Science and Information Technology officer at ICSU’s secretariat in Paris, will take up his appointment in early March 2012. To read more
IRDR’s Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, is featured in the February 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine. International Innovation magazine is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. With discrete publications covering climate, energy, environment, food and agriculture, healthcare, nanotechnology and US research. Dr. Jane E. Rovins answered the […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, UNESCO’s quarterly journal, A World of Science, has become an electronic edition in 2012. The open access journal was disseminated both online and in print for nearly 10 years to a wide readership that included governments, academies of science, scientific unions and universities around the world. UNESCO continues to offer […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction consultation paper is now available. This document outlines the substantive issues and a process of consultations as UNISDR head toward the end date of the current Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations […]
4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012, Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society”, 26-30 August 2012 IDRC Davos 2012 will continue the dialogue on risks, disasters, global change and sustainability and gather again a large professional corps of risk management, global change and sustainability experts with a strong focus […]
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The IRDR International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) in Taipei, China, together with Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), IRDR and the International Council for Science (ICSU), is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the 2012 Advanced Institute on Forensic Investigation of Disasters (FORIN) – Southeast Asia. The […]
The International Council for Science (ICSU) has appointed Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017. To view or download the press release click here or visit ICSU’s webpage.