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IRDR's research focus's in quantifying and reducing the risk of: natural, technological, socio-economic and intentional disasters. These areas of great concern to humanity are monitored and evaluated as their impact is increasing due to climate change, population growth and globalization. 

Research Themes

Research Themes

A summarised listing of the main research themes of the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Research Objectives

Research Objectives

The main research questions and research objectives that we are trying to address in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Research Projects:

Ongoing and completed research projects undertaken in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Sea Ice Dynamics

Sea Ice Dynamics

As the Arctic warms, the extent of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover is diminishing but also the proportion of thinner seasonal first-year sea ice is increasing. The impact of the former will mean increased activity in the Arctic Ocean, particularly resource extraction and shipping, while posing challenges to indigenous people and to wildlife.

Conflict Zones (Ladakh, India)

Conflict Zones (Ladakh, India)

This is a foundation research proposal that focuses on building resilience to multiple environmental hazards through understanding the hazards drivers and the preparedness of culturally diverse resident and migrant communities with heightened vulnerabilities in frontier zones.

MANTRA

MANTRA

Perinatal women and their newborns are amongst the most vulnerable in disasters when access to healthcare advice and services may be reduced or non-existent. This project investigates building women's resilience by improving access to information and communications before, during and after environmental disasters.

Ongoing Projects
Completed Projects