Researchers Meeting

New Frontiers of Disaster Research: Action-Oriented Approaches to Solve Complex Challenges

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Many social and environmental forces are driving ever more complex disasters that take a disproportionate toll on marginalized communities. Their compounding and cascading impacts challenge risk reduction, response, and recovery actions, while confronting researchers with novel problems to be understood and solved. In response, the 2023 Researchers Meeting will focus on convergent and action-oriented approaches to disaster research. Special sessions will showcase best practices and provide opportunities to further build interdisciplinary teams that partner with frontline communities to address increasingly frequent and intense disasters.

This year, we are excited to return to an in-person format for the first time since 2019. We received submissions from hazards and disaster researchers in two categories:

  1. General submissions summarizing ongoing or recently completed research projects focused on any pressing topic in the field of hazards and disaster research.
  2. Thematic submissions summarizing research involving partnerships with frontline communities to conduct interdisciplinary, convergent research that informs and supports action.

In addition to providing updates on cutting-edge research, this year’s program is designed to provide new opportunities for building research collaborations. New session formats include lightning talks and training and networking sessions to help establish partnerships and research-to-action synergies. We will also strengthen teams by connecting diverse researchers across career stages and disciplines.

On behalf of the Researchers Meeting Organizing Committee, we are so pleased to feature new research and are excited to see you at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado. We look forward to learning from you as we work together to advance hazards research and disaster science.

Sara Hamideh, Chair and Sabine Loos, Co-Chair
2023 Researchers Meeting

The Researchers Meeting is organized by the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Disasters (ISA-RC39) with the support of the Natural Hazards Center and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) CONVERGE facility at the University of Colorado Boulder.

This meeting is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) (Award #1841338 and Award #1635593). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this meeting are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.