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 post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which will be vacant on 01 June 2016. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2016, midnight …

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Early warning is a key element of disaster risk reduction and in recent decades, there have been major advancements in medium-range and seasonal forecasting. IRDR’s RIA project (Risk Interpretation and Action) looks at decision-making for uncertainty resilience and risk management – in this case while using an early warning system. Bapon Fakhruddin, member of IRDR’s …

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Susan Cutter, Allan Lavell, Dick Eiser, and Anthony Oliver-Smith discussed their perspectives on disaster risk research and their roles in founding IRDR and leading its 4 Working Groups in a panel moderated by Science Officer Anne Castleton at NEEDS – The First Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies convened by the multidisciplinary Changing Disasters …

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A paper documenting the development of an Urban seismic risk index for Medellín, Colombia, based on probabilistic loss and casualties estimations is available online at Natural Hazards. IRDR’s ICoE in Understanding Risk and Safety was a leading partner in the multi-year, multi-researcher and multi-stakeholder effort. This outstanding contribution to the field is an example of the “multi-disciplinary, participatory” …

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In the run up to COP21, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has just published the booklet “The International Council for Science and Climate Change: 60 years of facilitating climate change research and informing policy”.  The electronic version of the booklet can be downloaded here. And check the new blog: Road to Paris — An essential brief on the …

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The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is advancing applications of Human Geography to critical issues of our times through excellent research, teaching and innovation. They seek to appoint a high calibre individual with an excellent international reputation to the Department of Geography in an area of Human Geography. The successful applicant will drive and enhance …

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The ISSC, ECPR, and the University of Bergen are delighted to announce that the nomination process for the 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is now open. Stein Rokkan was a pioneer of comparative political and social science research, renowned for his ground-breaking work on the nation state and democracy. A brilliant …

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The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) is a multidisciplinary, multi-scale research program aimed at resolving the major uncertainties in Earth System Sciences and global sustainability issues concerning the Arctic and boreal Pan-Eurasian regions as well as China. We invite you to submit an abstract for the following conference themes at the 2nd Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference, …

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