Geological Society - Sharing an Uncertain World: Lessons in Managing Risk

A session at Geological Society - Sharing an Uncertain World: Lessons in Managing Risk

Thursday 13th July, 2017

9:00am to 5:30pm (GMT)

Session themes will cover:
What is risk, how do different sectors and disciplines approach it and how does it leave us vulnerable at different scales?
Lessons for Earth Scientists from other sectors with a heightened exposure, e.g. aviation, healthcare, big engineering, performance sports
Different sectors experience of management of risk, from the organisational level down to the modelling of uncertainties around given activities
The nature of the Earth's hazards and how they translate into meaningful and dramatic consequences for society, e.g. for finance,
urban development, contingency planning
How we can best use technology to identify, manage and communicate risks and their uncertainties
Understanding the dangers and exceptional capabilities of human behaviour under event-based stress through to consideration of longrange natural hazards

Call for papers:
In addition to invited speakers, we are keen to hear from anyone who has tangible examples of lessons in risk management for/from Earth Sciences involving other sectors.

We would welcome formal presentations, short TED-style talks, practical demonstrations or posters.

First deadline for acceptance of abstracts is 31st April 2017.

Send abstracts to registrations@geolsoc.org.uk

GSL/IRM Member: GBP 120
Non Member – academia: GBP 140
Non Member – industry: GBP 170
Retired: GBP 70
Student: GBP 20

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Starts 13th July 2017 at 9:00am GMT

Ends 14th July 2017 at 5:30pm GMT

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