Following the success of the inaugural Matariki Lecture on “Big Data, Cyber Security & Healthcare”, delivered by Denise Anthony (Dartmouth College) at Queen’s University in February 2017, we are delighted to be able to confirm the next lecture in the series:
“The use of science in earthquake risk reduction: lessons from the 2015 Nepal earthquake”
Prof Alexander Densmore
Institute of Hazard, Risk, and Resilience and Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham, UK
Earthquakes are an existential threat to people around the world, and are one of the most destructive natural hazards in term of both loss of life and financial costs. In response to this threat, a great deal of individual and collective scientific effort over the last 30 years has been aimed at understanding and quantifying earthquake hazard at a range of scales, from global- and national-scale hazard assessments to studies of individual faults. But how do those efforts translate into actions ‘on the ground’ in earthquake-prone areas? How, in other words, can scientific understanding of earthquakes best be used to support earthquake risk reduction?
Prof. Densmore’s lecture took place at Tübingen University on Wednesday, 24th October at 6:15pm and was open to all. The talk was recorded by the Media Competence Center at Tübingen University and has been uploaded to the Matariki YouTube channel for those not able to attend in person: https://youtu.be/G7UXoMZLq-4.
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