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Spatial vulnerability indicators: measuring recovery processes after earthquakes

Contreras Mojica, Diana, Blaschke, Thomas, Kienberger, Stefan and Zeil, Peter 2011. Spatial vulnerability indicators: measuring recovery processes after earthquakes. Presented at: 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Lisbon, Portugal,

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In order to analyze and evaluate any post-disaster phases it is necessary to address the pre-existent vulnerability conditions. The methodology consists of four steps: the first step comprises of a review of vulnerability and recovery indicators; the second step is to identify indicators based on spatial variables; the third step is to find the common variables among the subsets of spatial variables from vulnerability and recovery indicators; and the fourth step more pragmatic, is an investigation of the availability of data. The initial results are the set of vulnerability and recovery indicators. Reducing the set of indicators to the indicators represented in a spatial context and the indicators with common features of vulnerability and recovery indices bears the risk to ignore some important single indicators; nevertheless, the added value of the on-going research is to show the advantages of using indicators based on spatial variables.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Funders: European Community‟s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007–2013) under Grant Agreement Number FP7- 211590
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 15 January 2011
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 11:30

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