The "hotspots" project is developing a first-order assessment of natural disaster risks across the major natural hazards at a subnational scale. The project is identifying high-risk areas--hotspots--by overlaying the geographic distributions of hazard probabilities, elements at risk, and vulnerability factors. A companion set of local and regional case studies has been completed to improve understanding of the interactions among hazards, exposure, and vulnerability and to elucidate the critical multi-hazard risk management issues.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Hazards and Risk
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Rt. 9W PO Box 1000 Palisades, NY 10964
Project Web Site:
The Center for Hazard and Risk Research (CHRR)
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute,
United Nations Development Program,
United Nations Environment Program,
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Funding was provided by the United Kingdom