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UCL IRDR Blog
Two NGOs set up by the young people of Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:47:05 +0000
Dr Joanna Faure Walker visited Rikuzentakata, one of the worst affected towns in the Iwate Prefecture, as part of the Great East Japan Earthquake EEFIT return mission. While there, she and her associates met with two NGOs: ‘Save Takata’ and ‘Sakura Line’ that were set up following the disaster. In March 2011, Okamoto Shoma was [...]Read more...
Arctic Field Training in Svalbard (Spitsbergen)
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:09:30 +0000
Arctic sea ice cover has had a high profile in the media over the last few years. There has been a growing interest in the region from across the scientific community, such as oceanographers and marine engineers in particular. The Arctic ice cover has reduced, allowing increasing access to the natural resource base in the [...]Read more...
Tohoku University Research Visit and Japan Field Mission: March 2013
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:47:58 +0000
In March 2011, a Mw 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Tohoku in northeast Japan. This earthquake triggered one of the largest tsunamis Japan has ever seen and devastated much of the coast. Three months after this historic event, EEFIT (the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team) began their Tohoku field mission. On the anniversary [...]Read more...
Fieldwork in Abruzzo: Four years on from L’Aquila
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:29:06 +0000
With the 4-year anniversary of the devastating L’Aquila earthquake occurring in the middle of my first PhD fieldtrip to Italy, the importance of studying active faults in the Abruzzo region remained at the front of my thoughts throughout my trip. The aim of the trip was to use Laser scanning (LiDAR) and ground penetrating radar [...]Read more...
Water Risk and its Management on the Bolivian Altiplano: Field Trip February 2013
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:59:22 +0000
In February I made my second trip to the Bolivian Altiplano to visit the Lake Poopó Basin, which is adjacent and south of the city of Oruro. This basin was identified in June 2012 as the region for the project I’ve worked on for a year, which aims to assess water risk and hazard over [...]Read more...
Gender and Disasters – What causes the risk gap?
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:04:30 +0000
On Friday 8th March 2013, the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction hosted an open panel discussion on ‘Gender and Disasters’. The panel was chaired by Dr Ellie Lee (Reader in Social Policy and expert in gender issues from the University of Kent), and comprised: Paula Albrito (Head of the Regional Office for Europe [...]Read more...
IRDR sponsored UCL conference on “Urban Change in Iran” inspires the next generation of researchers
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:00:58 +0000
UCL conference on “Urban Change in Iran” on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November. This conference, sponsored by the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, was initiated and led by Fatemah (Farnaz) Arefian, an academic, practitioner and director of Civitas Phoenix (an urban design company), who has been on a doctoral programme at the [...]Read more...
Forum for International Research Collaboration at The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Day
Tue, 01 May 2012 09:33:09 +0000
Hello, and welcome to the UCL Risk and Disaster Reduction Blog. I’m afraid this first post, about my attendance at a forum for international research collaboration and a related international disaster research symposium to mark the 1st anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 11th March 2011, is a little [...]Read more...