Multi-Hazards

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones and floods are common threats for many societies on the Pacific Rim’s ‘Ring of Fire’.  To address these shared threats, the APRU Multi-Hazards Program aims to build safer and more disaster resilient societies through education, research and partnerships. To do this, the Program is working to harness the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction and recovery, the sharing of strategies to cope with campus disaster risk management, and to contribute to international policy making processes on disaster risk reduction. In particular, the Program focuses on better strategies to deal with low-frequency high impact disasters. The APRU Multi-Hazards Program builds upon the strengths APRU Multi-hazards symposia over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. An APRU program hub has been established at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) with an International Core Group chaired by Professor Yuichi Ono and coordinated by Associate Professor Takako Izumi of Tohoku University leading the program. A key milestone for the Program is to develop a strong presence and contribution to the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction in March 2015 to be hosted in Sendai, Japan. To facilitate this, Tohoku University is hosting an annual summer school for disaster risk reduction for APRU university faculty, staff and students to complement the annual Multi-Hazards Symposium to be hosted by University of the Philippines in 2015.

Come and join us at the 10th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2014

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The 10th APRU Multi-Hazards symposium will be hosted in Santiago by the University of Chile from 18-20 November, 2014.  A total of 10 themes will be presented at the symposium, ranging from Monitoring, Forecasting and Disaster Warning, to Earth Sciences and Socio-Natural Disasters.  Please see below for more information on the symposium including key dates for registration and the submission of abstracts and posters or please visit the symposium's homepage: http://multi-hazards.apru.uchile.cl/.  

2nd Multi-Hazards Summer School 2014

APRU member universities are warmly invited to send a graduate/post-graduate student and/or faculty member to the second summer school for of the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-hazards Program:
 
Multi-Hazards Summer School for Graduates, Post-Graduates and Researchers:
Prepare for high-impact disasters: towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Tohoku University, Sendai/Japan, 22-25 July 2014
 
To mark the second anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, APRU and Tohoku University launched the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-hazards Program in April 2013. The Program builds upon the strengths of eight APRU Multi-hazards symposia over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacific Ring of Fire. The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) of Tohoku University now provides secretariat services as the regional program hub harnessing the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery, shares strategies to cope with campus disaster risk management, and contributes to international policy making processes on DRR.

9th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2013

The APRU symposium series on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim hosted its ninth symposium from 28 to 29 October 2013 at National Taiwan University in Chinese Taipei.

The 9th APRU symposium was hosted by the Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR) at National Taiwan University. For general information, please refer to the website  http://www.apru2013.com/ 

A video link to the symposium can be found here.

 

Past Symposiums

8th Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim
Hosted by: Tohoku University
Date: September 20-22, 2012
 
 
Hosted by: University of Auckland
Date: November 24-26, 2011
 

Presentation Schedule

 

6th Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim - Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Hazard Mitigation
Hosted by: Peking University
Date: August 27-29, 2010
 

List of Participants 

 

5th Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim - Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic and Geological Hazards and Approaches for Mitigation
Hosted by: National Taiwan University
Date: August 17 - 18, 2009
 

 

4th Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim
Hosted by: University of California, Davis
Date: August 21 - 22, 2008
 

List of Participants

 

3rd Research Symposium on Earthquake Hazards around the Pacific Rim - Diversity of Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcanic Phenomena and their Hazards
Co-organized by: University of Tokyo and University of Indonesia
Date: June 21 - 22, 2007

 

2nd Research Symposium on Earthquake Hazards around the Pacific Rim – Global Watch and Environmental Impact
Co-organized by: Osaka University and University of California, Berkeley
Date: April 21 - 22, 2006

 

Hosted by: Kyoto University
Date: August 31 - September 2, 2005
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