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- JCDR makes splash at ISCRAM conference
- Successful 2019 JCDR Summer Institute
- Massey Holds QuakeCoRE Lightning Talks
- Bruce Pepperell Passes Confirmation
- "Fellowship of the Ring of Fire"
- Successful WREMO workshops held
- Lucy Kaiser presents at Resilience to Natures Challenge Natural Hazards Research Platform
- JCDR Social Committee holds charity quiz night
- Director David Johnston launches nationwide GPDRR workshop series
- SRC TechWeek Workshop 2019
- JCDR wins big at EMPA awards
- Christine Kenney participates in UK conference
- QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting
- Second RRANZ RRLP Tier One Cohort successfully completed
- The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Young Science Leaders’ Forum
- Smart Resilient Cities workshop
- Denise Blake presents at ISCHP Conference
- South Korean Government delegation visit JCDR
- Professor David Johnston awarded Distinguished Fellowship in China
- Third successful RRANZ RRLP Tier 1 Course held in Hamilton
- Raj Prasanna secures significant project funding for community-led earthquake sensor projects
- JCDR awarded Massey University Research Medal
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Events and news
Find out more about our local and worldwide events, and keep up to date with JCDR news, staff activities, and research.
EQC grant for Mātauranga Māori research centre at Massey
Friday 10 July 2020
Massey University has secured funding from the Earthquake Commission to establish a new centre for Mātauranga Māori disaster research.
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Massey researchers receive funding for COVID-19 wellbeing response
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Massey researchers have received $126,000 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund for research on a psychosocial response and recovery framework...
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JCDR awarded Massey University Research Medal
Congratulations, team JCDR!
Raj Prassana secures significant project funding for community-led earthquake sensor projects
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.
Third successful RRANZ Tier 1 Course held in Hamilton
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.
Professor David Johnston awarded Distinguished Fellowship in China
JCDR Director Professor David Johnston was recently awarded a Distinguished Fellowship through the New Zealand Centre at Peking University, China.
South Korean Government delegation visit JCDR
Representatives from the Ministry of Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea visited JCDR recently.
Denise Blake presents at ISCHP Conference
Senior Lecturer Denise Blake has recently attended the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Smart Resilient Cities workshop
Earlier in August, JCDR hosted a Smart Resilient Cities workshop.
The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Young Science Leaders’ Forum
JCDR helped to organise this year's Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Young Science Leaders’ Forum, hosted at Government House, Wellington.
Second RRANZ RRLP Tier One Cohort successfully completed
The second Tier One RRANZ Response and Recovery Leadership Programme face-to-face component took place from September 30 - October 4 in Christchurch.
QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting
The Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting was held last month, for the first time in Whakatū Nelson.
Christine Kenney participates in UK conference
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.
JCDR wins big at EMPA awards
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.
SRC TechWeek Workshop 2019
JCDR holds Smart Resilient Cities Workshop for TechWeek 2019.
Director David Johnston launches nationwide GPDRR workshop series
"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.
JCDR Social Committee holds charity quiz night
May saw the inagural JCDR Social Club event take place - a charity quiz night!
Lucy Kaiser presents at Resilience to Natures Challenge Natural Hazards Research Platform
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.
Successful WREMO workshops held
April saw WREMO partner with JCDR / Massey University to run a series of five recovery environments to inform the recovery framework currently under development.
"Fellowship of the Ring of Fire"
JCDR and Washington State Emergency management Office celebrate 19 years of partnership community preparedness for volcanic hazards at Mt Rainier, USA.
Bruce Pepperell passes confirmation
Congratulations to our PhD student Bruce Pepperell who passed his confirmation last week!
Massey holds QuakeCoRE Lightning Talks
Massey University recently hosted the Wellington regional heat of QuakeCoRE Lightning Talks, in preparation for the final at the Annual Meeting in September.
Successful 2019 JCDR Summer Institute
This March saw 52 participants from over 25 organisations and 6 countries participate in the JCDR’s Emergency Management Summer Institute.
JCDR makes splash at ISCRAM conference
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”.
Hayley Squance awarded fellowship
Congratulations to JCDR PhD candidate Hayley Squance for being awarded the Bob Kerridge Animal Welfare Fellowship!
Congratulations Lisa McLaren
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.
12th Australasian Natural Hazards Conference
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.
Strengthening Australasian Research Partnerships Workshop
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.
Congratulations Alan, Mina and Nancy!
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.
Visitors from the Republic of Korea
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.
ISCRAM Asia Pacific Conference Wrap-Up
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.
150th Anniversary of the Chatham Islands Tsunami
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.
Earthquake Resilient Wellington Movie
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.
Ambae Volcanic Eruption Response 2018
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.
Sri Lankan Delegation to Massey
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.
2018 National Emergency Management Conference
This year’s National Emergency Management Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference and hit Wellington again in May.
Unpacking Complexity Workshop
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.
Wellington Resilience Workshop
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’.
50th Anniversary of the Īnangahua Earthquake
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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