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Prof. Birkmann appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Center of Excellence

February 16, 2015;

Prof. Birkmann recently accepted his appointment to the Advisory Board of the International Center of Excellence at the University of South Carolina (IRDR Center of Excellence in Vulnerability and Resilience Metrics, ICoE-VaRM).

The mission of the ICoE-VaRM is to develop the science-based models, methods, and metrics that provide empirically-based support for disaster risk reduction policies and practices. The International Center of Excellence will focus on the metrics and questions of vulnerability and resilience.

It supports three of the IRDR objectives:

  • characterizing vulnerability through empirical measurements;
  • reducing and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions derived from sound understanding of the patterns of economic and human losses;
  • and building capacity by training the next generation of disaster scientists that deal with extreme events;

The Center is headed by Prof. Dr. Susan Cutter, who is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina.