Studies on ocean hazard analysis and their magnitude/frequency relationship have so far been primarily championed by natural scientists, often neglecting social issues. Conversely, in social risk and vulnerability assessments, the physical and geological complexity of the hazards is often not sufficiently taken into account. In this inter- and transdisciplinary project, scientists from geology, geophysics, geography and social sciences are working on a comprehensive analysis of ocean hazards and their effects on society in the example region of southern Italy. The research work is designed in such a way that findings and results can be scaled and transferred to other regions.
Dr. Felix Gross