Natural disaster risk zoning

2019-04-22

Natural disaster risk zoning provides an intuitive, easy-to-understand risk analysis for responders. In recent years, with the rapid growth in the amount of data, the risk zoning has changed from a grading method to stratification and grading combined method. There are as many as dozens of risk zoning maps involved in locating and describing a natural disaster. This increases the time for responders’ recognition, analysis, decision-making, and processing, and therefore may even increase the damage caused by the disaster.

The aim of this session is to provide a forum to discuss the theoretical, methodological and applied contributions in studying natural disaster risk zoning. Natural disasters are classified into geological disasters, meteorological disasters, and biological disasters. The purpose of disaster risk zoning is to mitigate risks, insurance, urban planning, and disaster prevention. Therefore, there are big differences in the techniques and methods of risk zoning.

We welcome contributions on theoretical, methodological and applied topics covered by this session, which will comprise the following issues:

Meteorological disaster risk zoning method

Geological disaster risk zoning method

Biohazard risk zoning method

Risk zoning method for specific disaster-tolerant bodies

Data integration and risk zoning

Risk zoning method based on multi-heterogeneous data