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  • Satellite view of 2019's Hurricane Dorian, a cat 5 storm, over the Bahamas

    Hazards Vulnerability & Resilience Institute

Hazards Vulnerability & Resilience Institute

The Hazards Vulnerability & Resilience Institute (HVRI) is an interdisciplinary research and training center focused on the development of spatial analytical information, data, methods, and application for integrating hazard and climate information to advance equitable planning and management and adaptive capacity in communities as they respond to disaster risks and climate change. In addition to basic research, HVRI engages with practitioners and communities to foster resilience and facilitates local, state, and federal efforts to improve emergency preparedness, planning, and recovery by providing technical assistance and translational products to foster evidentiary based policy and practice.

HVRI in the News

HVRI Out and About

AAG Meeting in Honolulu in April 2024: 
 • Cary Mock, “Hawaii Winter Kona Storms and Gales since 1824” (in person)
 • Margot Habets, “Assessing social vulnerability and risk analysis in state hazard mitigation plans” (virtual)

April Hiscox presented paper at AMS in January 2024 in Baltimore, MD titled, “Land cover variability in web bulb glove temperature observations” with co-authors G. Carbone, F. Alsheimer, K. Dow, and M. Hohlfeld. 

The HVRI team was at the 2023 Natural Hazards Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, July 9–12.


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