Dealing with disaster (tbc)

Thursday 3 February, XXpm

A geographer, geoscientist, public health expert and Pacific Affairs researcher clarify the impacts of the recent violent volcanic eruption in Tonga – what happened and why, the vulnerabilities it exposes and next steps for the global community. 

The panel

Dale is the UNESCO Chair of the global post-tsunami working group and coordinates the UNESCO-IOC post assessment response. He is a Professor within the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney.

Dale is a geographer by training with expertise in environment and society in relation to hazards, disasters and risk. His work spans the interface between the human and earth environments/sciences – exploring the characteristics of natural hazards and their impacts on people, communities and human systems.

Maria is a marine geoscientist and plate tectonics expert. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2005, an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2009 and is currently an ARC Future Fellow in the EarthByte Group, School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney.