Statistical Science


Professor Serge Guillas awarded interdisciplinary funding for tsunami risk research in India

9 February 2017

Professor Serge Guillas is leading a new project funded by the NERC/AHRC/ESRC call on Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience. This intense programme of activities is entitled "Tsunami risk for the Western Indian Ocean: steps toward the integration of science into policy and practice" and is taking place over 2017.

The co-investigators are from the UCL Development and Planning Unit (DPU), the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), the Department of Philosophy of the London School of Economics (LSE), Brunel University, as well as two key partners in India: the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS).

This project will take an interdisciplinary approach that brings together natural scientific modelling of tsunami hazards, social analysis of urban development dynamic, and decision-theoretic (including ethical) evaluation of the aims of mitigation policies. The team will focus on coastal towns in India, and interact with various stakeholders in order to understand and ultimately mitigate tsunami risk in India.

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