RGS presents Our Hazardous Earth

RGS presents Our Hazardous Earth

Online panel from the Royal Geographical Society

Join the Royal Geographical Society in this online panel that will take you around the globe to witness some of the most extreme natural hazards.

From tectonic hazards to climatic hazards, we will cover, amongst others, earthquakes, storms and droughts, and highlight the work of geographers responding to these hazards.


Speakers

Professor Iain Stewart (chair) is Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth, UK, and Director of its Sustainable Earth Institute. His academic interests in applying Earth science to pressing societal concerns - climate change, geo-resources, geo-energy, disaster risk reduction - form the basis of his 2018 recognition as UNESCO Chair in ‘Geoscience and Society’.

Additional speakers:

Dr Rebecca Williams is a volcanologist and igneous geologist. Her research aims to understand the processes occurring in hazardous volcanic flows in order to better inform hazard assessments. She has an interdisciplinary approach to research, which integrates many techniques such as terrestrial and marine field work, tephrochronology, geochemical analyses and computer modelling, used to understand complex geological problems.

Dr Solmaz Mohadjer’s research interests lie primarily in the understanding of mountain hazards, particularly earthquakes and rockfalls, and the quantification of hazards using a variety of different techniques including remote sensing, geographic information systems, and high precision LiDAR mapping of topography. She is also interested in bridging the communication gap that exists between the scientific community and the general public. 

Professor Bruce Malamud is Professor of Natural and Environmental Hazards at King's College London. Bruce's main research interests include wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, floods, tornadoes, and how natural hazards interact and can trigger each other. Currently, he is an executive editor for the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences


Joining information

Click 'book tickets' button to the right of the event's date. You will then be redirected to the RGS website where you can book tickets.

You will receive joining instructions for this event at 10.00am the day after making your booking, or 30 minutes prior to the event if you book on the day.

Please get in touch with events@rgs.org on the night should you experience any technical difficulties. 

Book Tickets

When: Wednesday 3 March 7pm

What: Livestreamed panel discussing climate hazards, hosted on the RGS website

Tickets: £6 (£4 for RGS-IBG members)

Running time: 7pm - 8.30pm


How to Book:

Click 'book tickets' button above. You will then be redirected to the RGS website where you can book tickets.

You will receive joining instructions for this event at 10.00am the day after making your booking, or 30 minutes prior to the event if you book on the day.

More in Live Shows...

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue