1st IAVCEI/GVM Workshop: "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment", Geneva, 27-29 June 2018

By Costanza Bonadonna1, Sebastien Biass2, Eliza S Calder3, Corine Frischknecht1, Chris Eric Gregg4, Susanna Jenkins2, Sue C Loughlin5, Scira Menoni6, Shinji Takarada7, Tom Wilson8

1. University of Geneva, Switzerland 2. Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore 3. University of Edinburgh, UK 4. East Tennessee University, USA, 5. British Geological Survey, UK 6. Politecnico di Milano, Italy 7. Geological Survey of Japan, Japan 8. University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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The complexity of volcanic risk analysis typically resides in the interaction of multiple hazard, vulnerability and exposure aspects dynamically acting over various spatial and temporal scales. Risk analyses provide an evidence-based approach to development and implementation of proactive policies of risk reduction before an event, yet no comprehensive and multidisciplinary methods for vulnerability and risk analysis currently exist and data to inform such analyses are sparse. In this context, the first IAVCEI-GVM workshop "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment" took place in Geneva on 27-29 June 2018 (http://www.unige.ch/hazards/iavcei-gvm-workshop-2018/). About 40 participants from 15 countries working in various aspects of hazard, exposure, vulnerability, and risk assessment attended, the main goal of the workshop being to evaluate the state of the art of risk assessment in volcanology and to identify research priorities that would enable research scientists to more effectively engage with Disaster Risk Reduction and to work across disciplines. This consensual document summarizes the outcomes of the workshop, also making use of a document compiled before the workshop gathering the opinions of the participants on the most pressing challenges in our communities and the efforts made across disciplines to overcome them.

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  • Costanza Bonadonna; Sebastien Biass; Eliza S Calder; Corine Frischknecht; Chris Eric Gregg; Susanna Jenkins; Sue C Loughlin; Scira Menoni; Shinji Takarada; Tom Wilson (2018), "1st IAVCEI/GVM Workshop: "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment", Geneva, 27-29 June 2018," https://theghub.org/resources/4498.

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