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Oxford University Press is proud to publish the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Founded by Editor in Chief Professor Susan Cutter and now led by Editor in Chief Professor Djillali Benouar, along with the experts on our international Editorial and Advisory Boards, this dynamic, evolving research encyclopedia incorporates the breadth of the science and the diverse disciplines related to it.

The ORE of Natural Hazard Science occupies a unique and valuable place within the overwhelming volume of online scientific content available to researchers and advanced students. Through a comprehensive set of in-depth overview articles, the encyclopedia offers background and critical perspective for researchers who are seeking an authoritative grounding in unfamiliar subjects. It merges the cutting-edge quality of a peer-reviewed scientific journal with encyclopedic scope and the dynamic nature of an updateable online publication.

The ORE and its contents will evolve alongside new developments in the field, and at every stage, it will be strengthened by the efforts of authors, reviewers, and editors from the global scholarly community. 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.

Please check this site for updates and news about the project, and consider getting involved. We look forward to working with you!


Meghan Wright
Acquisitions Editor, Earth, Environmental, and Physical Sciences