UCL Hazard Centre


Hazard Mapping

Hazard communication through maps

Researcher: Dr. Danielle Charlton

This work focused on hazard communication at the Campi Flegrei volcanic caldera in southern Italy, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. The range of hazards and the large resident population allowed investigations into different aspects of hazard communication with maps. As part of the project,  several topics thought to be useful to the diverse range of audiences in this area were identified. These included: examining the underlying scientific assumptions within hazard maps, investigating the needs and preferences of map users, developing hazard scenarios, and creating new interactive web maps. Recommendations for hazard maps were derived from this work, which will be investigated further and used within hazard management strategies.

Campi Flegrei interactive map