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Tracing the surface ruptures of the Kumamoto earthquake (16th April 2016), Kyushu, Japan

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On the 10-11th May, Zoë Mildon, a PhD student in the IRDR, assisted with mapping the surface ruptures from the recent Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan. She is currently on a four-month fellowship at IRIDeS (International Research Institute of Disaster Science) in Tohoku University, and was assisting Prof. Shinji Toda (IRIDeS) and Dr Daisuke Ishimura (formerly IRIDeS) with the field survey.

Launch of new UCL IRDR Continuing Professional Development Courses in September 2016

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We are pleased to announce the launch of two exciting new UCL IRDR CPD courses:

  • Business risk and resilience in the face of disasters: a research based workshop for leaders

Landslide Early Warning System Development in Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Two members of the IRDR, Bayes Ahmed and Prof. David Alexander have been involved in a project in Bangladesh, developing a Web-GIS based early warning system for communities in Chittagong, Bangladesh that at risk of landslides. This project took place between June 2014 and September 2015 and involved fieldwork in the at risk areas.

IRDR members visit the Fukushima Prefecture

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By Serena Tagliacozzo

Six IRDR members recently visited the areas affected by the tsunami and the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear power plant accident in March 2011. The group consisted of four PhD students – Omar Velazquez, Nurmala Nurdin, Serena Tagliacozzo and Zoe Mildon, one Master’s student – Sandra Camacho Otero - and David Alexander, Professor of Disaster Risk Reduction at UCL IRDR.  Their experience has been covered in a recent blog post and in international newspapers (see here and here). Zoe Mildon, third year PhD student at UCL IRDR, is currently spending 4 months at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan - which is in the region affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster - after winning the prestigious JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) grant (read more).

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