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Word from Oxford

I am happy to announce the launch of a major, global reference project in natural hazard science and our capacities to respond to natural hazard events in all their complexity. This dynamic, evolving research encyclopedia will incorporate the breadth of the science and the diverse disciplines related to it.

Here, we will seek comprehensive coverage in tune with developments in the science and related disciplines. The research encyclopedia will feature vetted, cutting-edge overview articles on a wide array of topics, both specialized and inter-, cross-, or trans-disciplinary, while directing readers to relevant resources, from audio-visual materials and data sets to pedagogical tools, and more. As a hub for the science and related disciplines, we hope that it will become a primary resource: for scientists, educators, students, experts, and those interested in and compelled by the complex nature, varying effects, and our response to natural hazard events. Discussions of how our understanding of natural hazards has developed will enrich current perspectives and debates, from the physical processes involved to the character and effectiveness of planning, governance, mitigation, adaptation, and other topics pertinent to our living on an energetic planet.

Dr. Susan Cutter, our editor in chief, and the experts on our international advisory and editorial boards are currently laying the foundations for the project. We welcome your feedback as we build the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. As the project grows, we also hope that your interest in it grows, and that its collaborative character becomes apparent. Please check this site for updates and news, and consider getting involved.

We look forward to working with you!


Megan Anderluh
Acquisitions Editor, Earth, Environmental, and Physical Sciences