Partnering with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities to Support the New Multi-Hazards Initiative

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The Open Hazards Group is excited to partner with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) to contribute to the new Multi-Hazards Program as described here.  The APRU is comprised of the 42 leading universities around the Pacific Rim.  The new initiative grew out of discussions initiated by APRU Secretary General Dr. Christopher Tremewan and Tohoku University Executive Vice President Toshiya Ueki during September, 2012.

The conversations began at the 9th Multi-Hazards symposium held at Tohoku University during September 20-22, 2012.  I was fortunate enough to be present at the symposium, held at the new IRIDeS Institute of Tohoku University. 

In addition to Open Hazards, other partners are expected to include the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulations, and two NASA-funded initiatives, the QuakeSim and E-Decider projects.

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