JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Session information

[EJ] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-ZZ Others

[M-ZZ41] [EJ] Communicating Hazard and Risk - From Scientific Information to Community Involvement

Sat. May 20, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Naoshi Hirata(Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Danijel Schorlemmer(GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences), Reo Kimura(University of Hyogo), Shoji Ohtomo(Konan Women's University)

Hazard and risk modelers are targeting several vastly different stakeholders or public with their model results: the scientific community, governmental institutions, engineers and the larger technical community, and finally the public. Each of these groups has a different focus on the results and is drawing different kinds of conclusions from them. In this session we aim at addressing the problems surrounding hazard and risk communication in all fields of natural hazards. Important questions are: how can we communicate hazard and/or risk to the public?, how can we involve communities in risk assessment?, how can we raise acceptance of risk models in communities?, how can communities be involved in mitigation measures?, and how can we explain the inherit uncertainties of hazard and risk assessments?

In this session we also want to go beyond the hazard and risk models and include also crisis communication during catastrophes and what lessons can be learned from it. How should we communicate ongoing crises?, how should we address unexpected changes in the development of catastrophic events?, how can we explain the inherit uncertainties of hazard and risk assessments?

We solicit contributions from all fields of natural hazard research and social sciences. We aim to bring together a large variety of researchers to share their experiences from their respective fields.

*Reo Kimura1, Shoji Ohtomo2, Naoshi Hirata3, Keiko Tamura4, Munenari Inoguchi5, Haruo Hayashi6 (1.University of Hyogo, 2.Konan Women's University, 3.University of Tokyo, 4.Niigata University, 5.Shizuoka University, 6.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)




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