Advanced institute on data for coastal cities at risk

Training Course
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, International Center of Excellence (ICoE)) (IRDR)
Other organizer:
International Council for Science (ICSU); System for Analysis, Research and Training (START)
22-27 Oct 2012
Taiwan (China) (Taipei)
IRDR International Centre of Excellence
With the increase in population in coastal areas, there is an increased potential for loss of life and property. Physical risks and vulnerabilities in these regions are often accompanied by a deficit of adaptive capacity (i.e., the ability to cope with the risk and vulnerabilities posed by climate change) as the cities generally lack necessary resources - financial, human, and institutional - as well as access to relevant scientific information. Further research is needed to advance the methods for collecting, analyzing and evaluating data for coastal cities and to have improved management and accessibility of scientific information and its incorporation into systematic analyses of methods to reduce risk and improve adaptive capacity. For this purpose, models of cities are being developed to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience. The 6-day, intensive event will provide approximately 15-20 participants with the enhanced understanding, skills and resources to use and collect data for coastal cities related studies in their own countries. Sessions will include educational modules, interactive exercises and field visits. Special attention to and case studies will be given from the cities of Vancouver, Manila, Bangkok, Lagos, Jakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai, and Taipei. All Institute participants will contribute to collaborative projects, which may later be funded to support follow-on activities.

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What is included in the event fee

Travel support is available for those individuals selected to participate and will include round-trip economy class airfare, accommodations and modest daily subsistence while in Taipei.

Target audience

Young to middle-career researchers and practitioners from Asia

How to register

Individuals from Asia who are interested to participate should submit the following materials to the IRDR ICoE (Taipei): A participation statement and an updated Curriculum Vitae or résumé. Both documents should be submitted by email to the IRDR ICoE at (for more information, see call for applications) The deadline for applications for the Advanced Institute is 17 September 2012.


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