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Hand-tubewell at a school in coastal Bangladesh

Focus on the Positive

Published: Feb 24, 2014 3:30:38 PM

Poster presentations and reception at the Workshop on Disaster Research

UK - Japan Symposium and Workshop on Disasters

Published: Jan 8, 2014 2:45:50 PM

After Fukushima: risk and resilience to disasters in Japan

Published: Dec 16, 2013 11:07:36 AM



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UK Japan Symposium on Disasters

Publication date:

Start: Nov 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 21, 2013 5:00:00 PM

This symposium is one of the events marking the 150th anniversary year of the arrival at University College London of the “Choshu 5”, the first citizens of Japan to travel abroad for a university education. It occurs on the same day as the signing of the formal Memorandum of Understanding between UCL and Tohoku University, regarding research collaboration in a number of areas including that of Disaster Science for which the lead institutes in the two universities are, respectively, the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) of Tohoku University and the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) of UCL. The IRIDeS was established in the aftermath of the March 11th, 2011 giant earthquake and tsunami that impacted the coasts of NE Japan. Like IRDR, IRIDeS is a multi-disciplinary centre dealing with all aspects of natural hazards, disasters and disaster mitigation. This symposium and related activities on the following two days will therefore cover all aspects of disaster science, but with an emphasis upon earthquake and tsunami hazards and the implications for disaster mitigation science, engineering and management disciplines of the major tsunami disasters of recent years.

UCL Lunch Hour Public Lecture: After Fukushima

Publication date:

Start: Nov 19, 2013 1:15:00 PM

Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Risk and Resilience to Disasters in Japan

The Japanese islands face an extraordinary range of natural hazards – earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, lahars and tropical cyclones.

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