GSM-IGM Flagship - Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities: Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Geophysical and Atmospheric Hazards

Event Code : GSM-IGMSC-2107-MAR Venue Name : Istana Hotel, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Host Name : Coordinator Name : Date From : 2017-03-09

The Geological Society of Malaysia and Institute of Geology Malaysia jointly established the GSM-IGM Flagship on Geoscience to Action for Disaster Risk Reduction (G2A4DRR) in 2015 to serve as a catalyst to incubate and market potential geoscience technology, tools and services that is relevant to address the risks of hazards. The Flagship aims to promote programmes on capacity building and professional development to be delivered in Malaysia initially and Southeast Asia in the long term. The G2A4DRR is helmed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and University of Malaya’s Geology Department, with support from the Newton Ungku Omar Fund - Research and Innovation Bridges Programme administered by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) on behalf of the Office of the Science Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities: Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Geophysical and Atmospheric Hazards will be held on 9 & 10 March 2017 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (see draft programme). Convened by Prof. Joy Jacqueline Pereira of SEADPRI-UKM and Prof. Lord Julian Hunt of University of Cambridge, the purpose of the Workshop is to review various approaches used to model hazards at the city level in Malaysia and the UK. The G2A4DRR has secured a total of 10 seats for Members of GSM and IGM, respectively. The organisers will seek to get the event recognised by the Board of Geologists so that participants that attend the full event can obtain CPD points.

Registration is free of charge on a first-come-first served basis. Kindly respond to geologicalsociety@gmail.com OR contact Ms. Anna Lee at 03-79577036. The deadline for registration is 1 March 2017.

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