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During the month of April, David Johnston and Emily Campbell travelled to Beijing, China attending the 19th Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) scientific committee meeting and 2nd Asian Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR).
The 5-day programme featured topics including, but not limited to; emergency management planning, developing effective all-hazard warning systems, the role of public education, community engagement in building resilient communities, and welfare and wellbeing planning.
Late February to early March saw Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) and Professional & Continuing Education Centre (PaCE) host the ninth residential CDEM Controllers’ Development Programme.
Dr Stewart joined six others in a January research expedition to Tanna Island; collecting data on ash and gas emissions impacts from Mount Yasur.
Dr Raj Prasanna gave a lunchtime presentation at the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Conference, held in Invercargill from the 17 – 18 August.
He presented to the attendees about JCDR and our role within the industry.
Staff attended the Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 23 May.
Dr Jane Rovins moderated and spoke at a session on ‘Enabling early action based on early warnings’.
The conference was run in conjunction with the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Professor Noriko Imura is based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research for a one-year sabbatical while she conducts her research in New Zealand.
Dr Imura is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Musashino University in Tokyo, Japan.
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Last updated on Friday 21 December 2018