Nipissing University will be hosting an expert on natural disasters. Further information is included in the following news release issued by the university:
Nipissing University is pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Beer, a renowned scholar and international expert on
environmental risk, to campus for a guest lecture on Friday, July 22, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in room A226.
Dr. Beer will be speaking about international development and georisk.
He will discuss natural disasters and how their damage, both human and economic, can be minimized through education and early warning systems.
Dr. Beer also examines the impact of human created risks
like pollution. With continuing world-wide efforts to achieve sustainable development and alleviate human and economic losses due to natural hazards, like climate change or last year’s tsunami in Asia or for example, this is a very timely and important topic.
Dr. Beer is a research scientist living in Melbourne, Australia and is actively involved in the planning to commemorate the International Geophysical Year with an International Year of the Planet Earth in 2007. He is coordinator of the Environmental Risk Network at the
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), vice-president of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, and editor of the international journal Natural Hazards.
Dr. Beer is the author of nine books, one which has been translated into Chinese, and has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Admission is free and all are welcome.