Hazards and Disaster Research Centers - Summary Table

As of June 2019, and with the help of the hazards and disaster research community who have responded to requests for assistance with identifying additional centers, the Natural Hazards Center research team has identified a total of 353 academic hazards and disaster research centers across the globe. The following table displays the geographic distribution and summary counts of academic research centers currently included in the web map, organized by UN Regions and Subregions.

UN Regions and Subregions Number (%) of Centers Countries Represented and Number of Centers by Country
Africa 23 (6.4%)
- Northern Africa 2 Algeria (1), Sudan (1)
- Eastern Africa 10 Ethiopia (2), Kenya (1), Madagascar (1), Malawi (1), Mozambique (1), Tanzania (1), Uganda (1), Zambia (1), Zimbabwe (1)
- Middle Africa 1 Cameroon (1)
- Southern Africa 4 South Africa (4)
- Western Africa 6 Ghana (1), Nigeria (4), Senegal (1)
Americas 183 (50.8%)
- Caribbean 5 Barbados (2), Jamaica (2), Trinidad & Tobago (1)
- Central America 5 Costa Rica (2), Mexico (3)
- South America 6 Chile (3), Colombia (1), Ecuador (1), Peru (1)
- Northern America 167 Canada (10), USA (157)
Asia 94 (26.1%)
- Central Asia 1 Tajikistan (1)
- Eastern Asia 53 China (24), Japan (26), South Korea (3)
- South-eastern Asia 24 Indonesia (6), Laos (1), Malaysia (8), Philippines (4), Singapore (3), Thailand (2)
- Southern Asia 11 Bangladesh (3), India (4), Nepal (2), Pakistan (2)
- Western Asia 5 Israel (2), Oman (1), Turkey (2)
Europe 37 (10.3%)
- Eastern Europe 1 Russia (1)
- Northern Europe 27 Denmark (2), Finland (2), Norway (2), Sweden (6), Svalbard (1), United Kingdom (14)
- Southern Europe 3 Italy (1), Macedonia (1), Spain (1)
- Western Europe 6 Belgium (1), Germany (4), Switzerland (1)
Oceania 23 (6.4%)
- Australia & New Zealand 21 Australia (10), New Zealand (11)
- Melanesia 2 Fiji (1), Papua New Guinea (1)
- Micronesia 0
- Polynesia 0
Global Total 353

If you have questions about this project, please contact Lori Peek at lori.peek@colorado.edu. If you would like your academic research center listed on this page, or if you’d like to update or add information to a center currently on the map, please contact Mason Mathews at mason.mathews@colorado.edu.