MCDEM Research Projects and Resources
Hazard and social research reports and programmes.
Hazard risk research
Tsunami Land-Use and Evacuation Planning Workshop
Gisborne, 15 and 16 October 2014
A Tsunami Land-Use and Evacuation Planning Workshop was held in Gisborne, 15 and 16 October 2014. The workshop was hosted by Gisborne CDEM Group and was attended by 40 people from across CDEM, central government agencies and the science research sector. The workshop was funded by the CDEM resilience fund in support of tsunami risk reduction.
The intention of the workshop was to clarify current tsunami science research, specific to land use and evacuation planning. Presentations were provided by GNS, MCDEM, CDEM and consultants in the risk reduction space. Presentations from the workshop are available to download below:
A 2004 research report by Kirsten Finnis explores preparedness motivation strategies.
A research paper by Rob Gordon, PhD, on psycho-social aspects of recovery.
Social Development Research
Social research generates the knowledge that underpins policy and practice and provides an evidence base for decisions.
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research (SPEaR) Committee is a cross-agency group established by the New Zealand Government in 2001 to oversee the government's investment in social policy research and evaluation.
The Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences network, Hui Rangahau Tahi, is a virtual research community.
One of the themes of the Natural Hazards Research Platform is Societal Resilience, which covers socials, cultural, economic, and planning factors.
23-24 September, Wellington
From Land-Use Planning to Effective Response and Recovery
The conference will provide a forum to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management, including: Applying hazard information to best practice planning; Developing effective warning systems; Improved response and recovery from events; Creating resilient communities through integrating science into practice. Our target audience is: Emergency managers, planners, risk assessors, asset and utility managers, natural hazards researchers and scientists.
The Ministry is very interested in hearing from:
- Researchers, about research activities underway
- CDEM practitioners, about research projects you have commissioned for your local area
- Practitioners, about what your needs are for CDEM research
- Practitioners and researchers about ways in which research is being applied successfully to improve CDEM outcomes.