Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions
Earthquakes and volcanoes cause enormous human suffering and economic damage, accounting for the loss of millions of lives, and at a cost of billions of dollars. Further research effort is needed to enhance the understanding of the physical processes behind such natural hazards, but also their effects and implications for their prediction and mitigation.
This interdisciplinary programme aims to build resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions by reducing risks from multiple natural hazards, increasing population resilience to high impact events, particularly as they increase in severity and frequency.
A strong interdisciplinary approach to research throughout this programme aims to improve forecasting and uptake of scientific advice and increase understanding of vulnerability and risk. More about the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions research programme
2 Jul 2012
People living in the shadow of six potentially active volcanoes will take part in a £3m project to explore better ways to forecast and cope with future eruptions. Researchers and communities at risk join forces in volcano study
25 May 2011
NERC and ESRC would like to announce the indicative timing of some key dates for opportunities within the IRNH programme. Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards programme timetable