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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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