Natural Hazards is an emerging area of significant economic and societal impact. The sustainable management of our natural capital is at risk from the increase in magnitude and frequency of natural hazards. Conditions that serve to modulate the impacts of extreme events on human well-being have experienced significant changes as a result of a variety of drivers. For example, the reduction of ecosystem services due to anthropogenic activities on floodplains is not adequately modeled or understood for flood events. We are therefore not in a position to offer productive mechanisms to offset costs and/or enhance the benefits of hazards for physical, ecological and human systems.

Geography is leading the initiative to develop a Center for Natural Hazards at Trinity College, Dublin that will meet both national policy needs and lead in transnational issues. We have research partners across the college in Physics, and Engineering. Our associate members come from institutions across the island of Ireland and several international institutions.

This emerging area of research excellence will develop scholarship of international significance and make a significant contribution to knowledge.

Dr Bourke,

Director of the TCD Natural Hazard Group

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s