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Congratulations, team JCDR!
Senior Lecturer Raj Prassana has recently secured significant and sought-after funding for interlinking projects to conduct the first two phases of investigation into earthquake early-warning systems.
Going from strength to strength, the third Tier 1 Response and Recovery Leadership Programme course saw its participants hear from leading experts on a wide variety of aspects of response and recovery.
JCDR Director Professor David Johnston was recently awarded a Distinguished Fellowship through the New Zealand Centre at Peking University, China.
Representatives from the Ministry of Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea visited JCDR recently.
Senior Lecturer Denise Blake has recently attended the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Earlier in August, JCDR hosted a Smart Resilient Cities workshop.
JCDR helped to organise this year's Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Young Science Leaders’ Forum, hosted at Government House, Wellington.
The second Tier One RRANZ Response and Recovery Leadership Programme face-to-face component took place from September 30 - October 4 in Christchurch.
The Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting was held last month, for the first time in Whakatū Nelson.
Associate Professor Christine Kenney has just returned from the Combined Dealing with Disasters, UK Alliance for Disaster Research, Disasters Research Group and UK Collaborative for Development Research 2019 conference.
A massive congratulations is in order for Julia Becker and Emma Hudson Doyle and their wider team who were recognised at the Annual EMPA Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication last week, taking out the 2019 Research Award.
JCDR holds Smart Resilient Cities Workshop for TechWeek 2019.
"Learning from the world and the world from us" - Monday saw our Director David Johnston facilitate the first of a national series of workshops following the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva in May.
May saw the inagural JCDR Social Club event take place - a charity quiz night!
Lucy Kaiser recently presented her and Associate Professor Cassey Kenney’s research on ‘Whakaoranga Marae: Marae Risk and Resilience’ at the Resilience to Natures Challenge Natural Hazards Research Platform.
April saw WREMO partner with JCDR / Massey University to run a series of five recovery environments to inform the recovery framework currently under development.
JCDR and Washington State Emergency management Office celebrate 19 years of partnership community preparedness for volcanic hazards at Mt Rainier, USA.
Congratulations to our PhD student Bruce Pepperell who passed his confirmation last week!
Massey University recently hosted the Wellington regional heat of QuakeCoRE Lightning Talks, in preparation for the final at the Annual Meeting in September.
This March saw 52 participants from over 25 organisations and 6 countries participate in the JCDR’s Emergency Management Summer Institute.
The 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) in Valencia, Spain saw JCDR PhD candidate Marion Tan present and Senior Lecturer Raj Prasanna win an ISCRAM association “Distinguished Service Award”.
Congratulations to JCDR PhD candidate Hayley Squance for being awarded the Bob Kerridge Animal Welfare Fellowship!
Congratulations are in order for JCDR PhD Candidate Lisa McLaren for all her work done as Coordinator of the Zero Carbon Act campaign at Generation Zero.
The 12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, took place at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from 18-19 June 2019. Hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC), this year the conference was staged with a new concept that gave attendees insights into research and policy developments over the coming years.
On Monday 17 June the JCDR co-hosted a workshop with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) in Canberra around Strengthening Australasia Research Partnerships as a pre-event to the 12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference.
Late November/early December saw 3 of our PhD students pass their final oral exams. Click below to discover more information on Alan Kwok, Mina Adhikari, and Nancy Brown's amazing research.
In December the Joint Centre for Disaster Research welcomed a group of disaster response and policy leaders from the Ministry of Interior and Safety in the Republic of Korea.
Dr Raj Prasanna, of the JCDR, co-chaired at the inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific regional conference here in Wellington. With the help of many of our staff and students, the conference proved to be a great success.
Recent research investigating the 1868 tsunami and development of new tsunami evacuation zones provided a timely opportunity to organise a memorial event to commemorate the 150th anniversary on the Chatham Island.
The footage shot eventuated into a three-minute news-style report on the importance and effectiveness of community resilience as a way of managing and mitigating the impacts of disaster events.
Carol Stewart from JCDR and Graham Leonard from GNS contributed to an international, inter-agency field mission to the islands of Ambae, Maewo and Pentecost, Vanuatu to assess impacts of thick ashfalls from the ongoing eruption of Ambae.
In October a senior delegation of ten officials from the Colombo Municipal Council came to New Zealand to learn about New Zealand’s Waste Water (sewage) management.
This year’s National Emergency Management Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference and hit Wellington again in May.
In conjunctions with this year’s National Emergency Management Conference in May, members of the Centre involved with QuakeCoRE, hosted a workshop which was jointly hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Australia, and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
On the Friday following the National Emergency Management Conference, JCDR staff, in collaboration with QuakeCoRE hosted its second workshop, this time looking at ‘Wellington Resilience’.
In conjunction with the anniversary of the Īnangahua earthquake of 1968, David, Denise and Emily of the Centre joined a wider group of researchers on a field trip to explore the enduring role past disasters have on local communities.
In May, JCDR delegates joined members of GNS’ Risk and Society team for an overnight Hui-a-noho at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. The aim of the 2 days was gain further understanding of Vision Mātauranga and the benefit of its use by us as researchers.
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