GeoRisk at IUGG

The Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics:

  • dedicated to promoting scientific studies applied to the reduction of risk from natural hazards in an increasingly urbanized world
  • focuses on sustainability and reducing death and destruction from natural and technological hazards
  • provides hazards data and information to emergency managers, policy-makers, scientists and the general public

 

Webcyclopedia of Natural Hazards

A long-term project of the Commission is the Webcyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Risks and Sustainability . The entries to the Webcyclopedia are determined by the scientific skill base, as determined by the IUGG Associations — hydrological, meteorological, marine, tsunamis, volcanoes, seismic, geodetic (landslides), and geomagnetic. In addition, the risks are determined by the sustainability issues such as infrastructure (building vulnerability, robustness of infrastructure) and health issues (air quality, water quality, contaminated land).