Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) builds crisis response capacity in U.S. and partner militaries, enhances coordination and collaboration with civilian and foreign partners, and strengthens those relationships to save lives and alleviate human suffering before, during, and after humanitarian crises.
The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) held a workshop, “Building Disaster-Resistant Universities: Is Your University Ready for the Next Natural Disaster?” on February 2–4, 2016 at the IRIDeS.
The 2013 summer school was organised on July 23-25, 2013 at Tohoku University as the first major activity under the Multi-Hazards Program. The summer school was attended by 31 participants from 9 countries, and it consisted of 17 students, 13 faculty members and 1 APRU secretariat staff.
Recognizing that greatly improved data is necessary to support all facets of disaster research, the UC Davis scholars and experts placed the focus of the Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop on improvements in data and decision science. This emphasis is congruent with the growing interest within the larger Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and APRU for the development of data science and data analytics expertise across the region.
This report was generated from the Multi-Hazard Data Science Workshop which took place at UC Davis on June 26-28, 2019.
The 5th APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School was held at Tohoku University on July 18-21, 2017. Nearly 40 participants from 10 countries participated in the event to learn the lessons learnt and experience from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the recovery efforts in the affected areas and discuss the contribution of academia in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
Find out more about the Multi-Hazards Symposium 2019 here.
Please visit the Multi-Hazards webpage for more information about the program.
For more information about the Multi-Hazards Program, please visit https://apru.org/our-work/pacific-rim-challenges/multi-hazards/.
Developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service (CWS) Japan in collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards Program, this publication features 30 innovations for DRR including products and approaches.
The volume is a response from the world of academia to the Sendai Framework’s call for the promotion of scientific research and to support the application of science and technology in decision-making.
Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including APRU. (November 2017)
On November 20, Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including Tohoku University IRIDeS. The report displays an analysis of global disaster science scholarly output and specific topics being studied within research on different types of disasters. One of the most novel analyses presented in the report is the examination of disaster science in the context of the human toll and economic burden of natural disasters. The study also provides more insights on disaster science research conducted in 10 individual countries, in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, revealing which disaster types are researched and where.
The 3rd APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School was held at Tohoku University on 21-24 July 2015. More than 40 participants from 10 countries participated in the event to learn the lessons-learnt and experience from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and discuss the role of universities to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.