In Asia and in many other places around the world, growing populations increasingly intersect with natural hazards. The Risk group investigates this intersection. Our research seeks to improve understanding of how and why societies are impacted by natural hazards and to identify strategies that reduce vulnerability and increase resilience.
The Volcanic Hazards and Risk group focuses on quantifying the volcanic hazard, physical vulnerability and risk around active volcanoes. They do this by using numerical models, carrying out pre-, syn- and post-eruption field studies and through the statistical interrogation of large datasets.
The Natural Hazards and Society group at EOS, directed by Patrick Daly, explores the intersections between society and hazards in Asia. Our research aims to generate new knowledge and potentially paradigm-shifting insights into the impact of hazards upon societies (past and present), post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, and risk, adaptation and resilience.