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The IUGG GeoRisk Commission is dedicated to promoting scientific studies applied to the reduction of risk from natural hazards in an increasingly urbanized world and sustainability and to reducing death and destruction from natural and technological hazards by providing hazards data and information to emergency managers, policy-makers, scientists and the general public in the most timely and effective manner as possible.
2012 Conference announcement
The First IUGG GRC Conference on "Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts" will be held from December 8-12, 2012 at Chapman University, Orange, California, USA. Further information, including an abstract submission form, can be found here.
One of long-term projects of the Commission is the Webcyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Risks and Sustainability. The entries to the Webcyclopedia are determined by the scientific skill base, as determined by the IUGG associations – hydrological, meteorological, marine, tsunamis, volcanoes, seismic, geodetic (landslides), geomagnetic. In addition, the risks are determined by the sustainability issues such as infrastructure (building vulnerability, robustness of infrastructure) and health issues (air quality, water quality, contaminated land).
Click a color dot to view the associated natural hazard