International Scientific Conference on Integrated Approaches for Volcanic Risk Management 2012
Following UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction recommendations and starting from shared existing knowledge and practices, the MIAVITA project is organizing a conference aiming at presenting innovative tools and integrated cost effective methodologies to mitigate risks from various hazards on active volcanoes (prevention, crisis management and recovery).
The focus is particularly put on integrated tools. This concerns interdisciplinary integration between different domains (e.g. inputs of social approaches in risk mapping methodologies) but also integration between the three different phases of risk management (e.g. Information System designed to be used both for risk mapping and crisis management).
• Scientists of any discipline dealing with volcanic hazards, risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
• Government officers, civil engineers and other non-academics interested in learning about the state-of-the-art in research about volcanic risk managment and eager to share their experiences.
• Graduate and post-graduate students studying geology and volcanology, geography, civil engineering, agriculture and social sciences or any other science related to natural Hazard mitigation.
Paper and Poster Contributions
We encourage contributions that use interdisciplinary and participatory research approaches and that report on innovation development and impact. Of special interest are contributions reporting on the experience of development and implementing of new methodologies and tools. The conference will be structured along the following themes:
• Hazard and risk mapping methodologies
• Monitoring methods
• Vulnerability and resilience of human communities and activities
• Environmental vulnerability and post-eruptive recovery
• Information management and decision support
• Management of volcanic crisis