Special Issue "Disaster Risk Reduction"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: remote sensing; geomatics; landslides; erosion; natural hazards
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Interests: geohazards, earthquake geology, archeoseismology, engineering geology
Recently, there has been increasing interest among the international scientific community about the effects of the natural or man-made disasters and their reduction or mitigation. In fact, the period of 1990–1999 was enabled by the United Nations as the International Decade for the Natural Disaster Reduction (INDRD) that has continued nowadays in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, in which strategies have been established for the protection of people, communities, and countries, as well as their lives, health, heritage, the ecosystem, and the socioeconomic system.
Thus, there have been advances in different aspects of the risk cycle, from risk evaluation after events, including hazards, vulnerability and exposition, to preparedness for future processes, early warning systems, responses to events, community resilience, and recovery measures. The current context, with its greater availability of systems for observing the dynamic phenomena that occur in the Earth and greater capacity for processing information (multivariable, data fusion, simulations, etc.) has given rise to a wide range of new possibilities and applications.
We encourage scientists and experts in different disciplines to send their contributions to this Special Issue about topics related to disaster risk reduction, such as hazard and vulnerability assessment, the development of measures of preparedness, early warnings, and responses to natural (floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, erosion, etc.) or man-made risk processes.
Prof. Dr. Tomás Fernández
Prof. Dr. Jorge Delgado
Prof. Dr. Mario Sánchez-Gómez
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- hazard assessment
- space-time modeling
- vulnerability and risk assessment
- risk management
- risk reduction and mitigation
- risk preparedness
- risk response