Tag Archives: IUGG

Hazard Assessment Part 2: Volcanic flows

Yesterdays post dealt with some of the problems inherent in earthquake hazard assessment, today I’m going to focus on something a little closer to my heart – the problems in assessing volcanic risk.  I will say straight away that I’m … Continue reading

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Hazard Assessment Part 1: Earthquakes

The conference I was at over the last two weeks was notable for a very large number of sessions on hazard mitigation.  Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, storms, and even asteroid impacts all fell under the umbrellas of the various branches … Continue reading

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Melbun 2.0

Hello from the deepest darkest depths of Melbourne Conference Centre.  I’m delighted to report that no deadly animals have yet taken their toll on me, I haven’t been murdered or mugged, and no-one has said “G’Day” at me.  On a … Continue reading

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Title in homage to Lindsey who is so thoroughly amused by British people pronouncing Melbourne in a very British way. Apologies for spelling – I’ve been typing quickly and this keyboard has a spacebar which hates me. I’ll come back … Continue reading

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The risk of Melbourne-based melancholy

So, next week is the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly.  Held once every 4 years, it’s one of the biggest volcanology and geophysics conferences in the world.  I’m due to be presenting two papers; one to … Continue reading

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