Research Scoping Workshop on Hazards and Disasters
In 2008, the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) published its science plans on hazards and disasters. In the same year ICSU published its science plan for integrated research on disaster risks and along with its partners the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy on Disaster Risks (UN ISDR), established an international programme on integrated research on disaster risks (IRDR). An IRDR International Programme Office (IPO) was established in 2010 in Beijing, hosted by the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).
The research scoping workshop will identify priority research activities ROAP will promote in the next three to five years and scope specific activities it would undertake in the coming 12 months. Active research networks and teams with good records of producing scientific results that are widely adopted by decision and policy-makers, and those that have the ability to produce high quality publications and are able to attract good post-graduate students will be identified for integrated research collaboration across disciplines and agencies. Opportunities for funding will be identified through the workshop.