UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


UCL Lunch Hour Public Lecture: After Fukushima

19 November 2013, 1:15 pm

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Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place

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.

 In the wake of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, Prof Sammonds looks at the impact of disasters, recovery and the building of resilience to natural hazards in Japan. 


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Professor Peter Sammonds, Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.

Peter is strategic advisor for the increasing resilience to natural hazards programme of the NERC. He has been JSPS Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo and participated in 3 post disaster visits to the Tohoku region, including the Institution of Structural Engineers, EEFIT investigation.

UCL Lunch Hour Lectures

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