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MON7.2: Progress and new initiatives in IRG Project/IHDP
Session organized by the Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRGP)/IHDP
Progress and new initiatives in IRG Project/IHDP
1Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRGP)/IHDP, China, People's Republic of; 2GSDP
After getting its official approval from the IHDP SC in September, 2010, IRG Project was formally launched in Beijing, China on May 11, 2011. The IRG Project Scientific Steering Committee (SC) was also formed and held it first annual meeting in Beijing in August, 2011. Although our organization is still in its infant stage, research works have already been conducted and preliminary results produced since its preparation stage starting in summer 2006. With about 11 new initiatives that were developed in 2011, IRG Project comprises a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary team of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, policy makers as well educators around the world who have come together to develop and apply theoretic, mathematic and computational tools for the decision making processes in the case of very large-scale disasters around the globe. In 2011, IRG Project has made substantial progress with a focus on forging alliances around the world to assure that the efforts of the planned research foci were well integrated toward the attainment of common and specific goals. Starting in its planning stage, the IRG Project science team emphasized to identify the key institutes and leading scientists to take a leading role in the formation of the IRG Project’s six main research themes: social-ecological systems, models and modelling, transition into an emergency state and out of it, early warning systems, case comparison and paradigms.