ANU Institute for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Science Launch

Presented by ANU College of Science

The ANU is launching the new Institute for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Science

About this Event

"Each year, natural disasters cause large scale physical, economic and human losses. These events are global in reach. They impact on major population centres in most continents. Reducing these losses and building resilience to natural disasters will be the work of the new ANU Institute for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Science.

Through bringing together the associated science and social science in earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, cyclones (typhoons, hurricanes), floods, droughts, landslides the Institute aims to reduce these losses. It will put the results of empirical research into the hands of policy makers, practitioners and disaster affected communities."

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt will be speaking at the launch hosted by Professor Kiaran Kirk, Dean of the College of Science.

Other speakers will include Professor Stephen Eggins, Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences, guest speaker Dr Alan Ryan, Executive Director of the Australian Civil Military Centre, Professor Simon Haberle, Director of the School of Culture History and Language, College of Asia Pacific, and Professor Helen James, Interim Director of the Institute.

Refreshments will be served.