1st joint conference of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Union Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability: Extreme natural hazards and their impacts

Meeting or Conference
Chapman University; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG); Union Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GRC)
08-11 Dec 2012
United States of America (Orange, California)
Chapman University

There is a growing interest and relevance in the interaction between science and society reflected in the economic, social and public-policy aspects of hazards. This distinction is expressed by the word 'risk' (which incorporates both hazards, their consequences and their likelihood), which covers a wider scope than the word 'hazard'. The main difference between geophysical hazard and geophysical risk is that consideration of the risk involves some consideration of the people who are at risk.

In recent years, North America and adjoining regions have witnessed numerous extreme natural hazards, such as hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, tornados, volcanoes and the region is also vulnerable for tsunami and earthquakes.

GeoRisk commission has proposed to organize its First Conference at Chapman University. It is proposed to invite scientists from developing countries and countries which are most vulnerable to various types of natural hazards or faced extreme events in recent years. Oral and Poster papers on various aspects of natural hazards will be presented in four days conference. The proposed conference will help scientists to exchange scientific knowledge about different natural hazards which are occurring different parts of the world with different geological and geophysical environment.


  • Some of Major Recent Earthquake and Tsunami events

  • Recent Volcanic events

  • Connection between Extreme Climate and Natural Hazards

  • Early Warning of Natural Hazards

  • Recent Satellite sensors for Monitoring Natural Hazards

  • Disasters Management in Developing Countries

  • Natural Hazards and Infrastructures

  • Natural Hazards Mitigations

  • Extreme Geohazards: Reducing Uncertainties and Disaster Risk

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Event fee

From $300 to $500 US

How to register

Please, register online.


Early Warning, Environment & Ecosystems, Space & Aerial Technology, GIS & Mapping, Disaster Risk Management, Critical Infrastructure
Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano
United States of America
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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