International Course/Workshop on Forensic Investigations of Disasters associated with landslides

The workshop will take place at Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas, Mexico during June 24 – July 5, 2013.

The main objective of the workshop is to share FORIN-Forensic Investigations of Disasters, a methodology proposed by the program on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), in order to understand the complex and underlying causes of disasters. The course is directed to young scientists and students from all disciplines related to the field of disaster risk reduction.

Participants are expected to apply the FORIN methodology through study cases in different Latin-American countries.

The workshop is sponsored by the International Council of Science (ICSU) and the International Geographical Union (IGU). It is supported by the ICSU program on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ICSU-ROLAC), the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the International Consortium on Landslides, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Florida, the University of Sciences and Art of Chiapas, and the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED).

Organizers: Irasema Alcántara Ayala (UNAM), Anthony Oliver-Smith (University of Florida).

Language: Spanish

The deadline for application to this workshop is 30 May, 2013.

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