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Geophysical Hazards: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness by Tom Beer

By Tom Beer

The overseas 12 months of Planet Earth (IYPE) used to be verified as a way of elevating world wide public and political wisdom of the significant, even though often under-used, strength the Earth Sciences own for bettering the standard of lifetime of the peoples of the realm and safeguarding Earth’s wealthy and numerous environments. The foreign yr undertaking was once together initiated in 2000 through the overseas Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the Earth technological know-how department of the United countries academic, Scienti?c and Cultural company (UNESCO). IUGS, that's a Non-Governmental agency, and UNESCO, an Inter-Governmental Orga- sation, already shared a protracted list of effective cooperation within the traditional sciences and their program to societal difficulties, together with the overseas Geoscience Programme (IGCP) now in its fourth decade. With its major ambitions of elevating public wisdom of, and embellishing examine within the Earth sciences on an international scale in either the constructed and less-developed nations of the realm, operational programmes have been demanded. In 2002 and 2003, the sequence Editors including Dr. Ted Nield and Dr. Henk Schalke (all 4 being center contributors of the administration staff at the moment) drew up outlines of a technological know-how and an Outreach Programme. In 2005, following the UN proclamation of 2008 because the United international locations foreign yr of Planet Earth, the “Year” grew right into a triennium (2007–2009).

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