Dr. Robert Chen
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. Robert Chen
Additional External Researchers:
Uwe Deichmann (The World Bank)
The "hotspots" project has developed a first-order assessment of natural disaster risks across the major natural hazards at a subnational scale. The project identified 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 were 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
Project Web Site:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), and the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University; The World Bank, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, United Nations Environment Programme, ProVention Consortium, and International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
ProVention Consortium, The World Bank