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Reminder: Questionnaire from the ISDR IAP Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research
01 April 2014 15:47
In an effort to better understand how the ISDR Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research can benefit the Asia-Pacific region, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to answer this short questionnaire of seven questions.The questio...
5th Digital Earth Summit
31 March 2014 09:03
The International Society for Digital Earth will be hosting the 5th Digital Earth Summit under the theme “Digital Earth for ESD” from 9 - 11 November 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technologies and activities have contributed or will contribu...
IRDR DATA Project Publishes Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary
28 March 2014 15:58
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme has recently published its Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary, which summarises the agreement on peril classifications and hazard definitions by members of the IRDR Disaster Loss Data (DATA) Project Working Group. This new and revised f...
IRDR Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary
28 March 2014 15:48
Understanding and documenting impacts from natural hazards is the foundation for decision-making and policy-setting in disaster risk reduction. The impacts range from human effects such as displacement, homelessness and fatalities, to environmental (wetland loss, desertification) and economic losses...
Senator Loren Legarda to Deliver Keynote Speech at the IRDR Conference 2014
19 March 2014 10:22
BEIJING— Senator Loren Legarda, renowned legislator from the Philippines, TV news personality and an accomplished environmentalist, will be a keynote speaker at the Integrated Research and Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Legarda will address this year’s t...
Questionnaire from the ISDR IAP Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research
12 March 2014 21:36
In an effort to better understand how the ISDR Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) Stakeholders Group on Science, Academia and Research can benefit the Asia-Pacific region, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire of just seven questions.Here are the...
2nd International Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation
04 March 2014 15:47
2nd International Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (03-13 June, 2014)I．Background and ObjectivesCAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology ...
ISSC & UNESCO (2013) World Social Science Report 2013
22 February 2014 21:09
The World Social Science Report 2013 issues an urgent call to action to the international social science community to collaborate more effectively with each other, with colleagues from other fields of science, and with the users of research to deliver solutions-oriented knowledge on today’s most pre...
Applications Invited for International Seminar on FORIN (Mexico City, Mexico)
06 February 2014 20:19
From 24-25 February 2014, the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, will host an international seminar on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN). This seminar is the follow-up to the International Workshop on FORIN Associated with Landsl...
Vacancy at ISSC
05 February 2014 12:51
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: PROGRAMME COORDINATOR: TRANSFORMATIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY The Transformations to Sustainability Programme is a new international research funding and coordination programme on global change and sustainability. Its overall objective is to increase the social science contributions...
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