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Recent News

May 2014. Research by the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre on pre-eruptive unrest at volcanoes has been used for the near real-time simulations of emergencies at large calderas. See the full article here.


May 2014. The Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre has launched a new initiative for visualizing the risk from major floods. See the full article here and the further information here.


March 2014. As part of an international collaboration between hazard scientists and NGOs, Melanie Duncan, Stephen Edwards and Centre Affiliate Kate Crowley have led the development of new guidelines on Integrating Science into humanitarian and development planning and practice to enhance community resilience. The guidelines have been designed for NGO practitioners and recommend procedures for utilising scientific knowledge to strengthen community resilience.


February 2014. A new paper has been published in the disaster studies and management working paper series. Please click here for working paper 29 entitled "Strategic environmental impact assessments and disasters: Building back smarter," by C. Kelly. 


February 2014. The Hazard Centre has launched three exciting initiatives on Volcanic Crisis Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Bespoke Training Workshops. Click the image for more information.

ABUHC new programme

October 2013. The Hazard Centre is pleased to welcome Régis Garandeau, who is starting a PhD entitled 'Environmental impacts and risks to natural resources from mega-dams in the Amazon basin'

Welcome to the ABUHC 

Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre


The ABUHC at University College London (UCL) is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research, education and knowledge exchange. Since its establishment in 1997, the Centre has pioneered the development and delivery of research and education programmes relevant to business, industry, local and national government, and humanitarian and development agencies, whilst at the same time maintaining academic excellence within the global higher education and research arena. Through the ABUHC, partners and affiliates of the Centre have direct access to expertise and resources within UCL, which is one of the world’s premier multi-faculty teaching and research universities.

The ABUHC is always interested to hear from those aiming to integrate scientific knowledge and research into their risk reduction and natural resource management programmes.


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