# Earthquake

Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them

   Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them> The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication of risk is expanding rapidly. New and emerging data sources, especially for geospatial data, present exciting opportunities to aid disaster prevention, preparation, response, and…

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ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit identify · use · Data · risk assessment · earthquake ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary…

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Do we need champions to understand disaster risk?

In this event we aim to show how scientific collaboration and investments in innovation and research are fundamental to understand Disaster Risk and thus are essential components of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. We will bring risk champions to the stage, to share their experience and show the difference they made, often using a…

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Adaptive cross-sectoral disaster recovery and risk reduction in Sulawesi, Indonesia: Collaborations between global non-profits and national civil society

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi, Indonesia in October, 2018 Direct Relief joined efforts with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Center) and the leading Indonesian civil society organization Muhammadiyah, to link health-sector and housing needs for the sake of immediate recovery and long-term risk…

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Virtual reality for urban risk perception enhancing

Risk, in its technical (and classic) definition is the product of three factors: hazard, exposure and vulnerability. Curiously, only in 2015 the UNDRR clearly defined that the aforementioned entities are represented also by communities and individuals, enlarging vulnerability to a set of intrinsic characteristics with a human feature. In the correct and effective estimation of…

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