Caribbean states have suffered some of the worst disasters in history. This talk explores the range of tectonic hazards the Caribbean islands are exposed to and the underlying socio-economic/political vulnerable that contribute to the magnitude of the resulting risk they face. The talk concludes by discussing approaches that may be utilised to better manage risk associated with tectonic hazards in the Caribbean.
Servel Miller is Associate Professor in Natural Hazard Management at the University of Chester. He is programme leader for the BSc. in Natural Hazard Management and MSc in Flood Risk Assessment Modelling and Engineering. Servel is a geoscientist with a particular interest in the development and application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) on Natural Hazard Management. His research has focused mainly on regions of the Caribbean and United Kingdom, investigating the impact that major catastrophes (such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunami and volcanoes) have on the development of cities, the economy and the environment. Beyond his work in the Natural Hazard Management field, he is also an active researcher into the role of mobile technologies (e.g. social media) on students' learning.
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Thu, 26th November 2020, 16:00
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