The case for action in at-risk Pacific Island Nations
The Pacific is one of the most natural disaster prone regions on Earth. To date, the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Information System (PacRIS) has provided a significant improvement in the quantification of risk for tropical cyclones, earthquakes and tsunami. Volcanic risk, while identified as a significant hazard, was not included in the current PacRIS. Due to advances in understanding and knowledge, we recommend that a pilot programme be undertaken focussing on Solomon Islands and/or Vanuatu to provide proof of concept for volcanic hazard risk modelling.
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