PUREC is a research partnership between the UK and China will develop new expertise on increasing resilience to natural disasters.
Prof Ian Main and Dr Mark Naylor from the School of GeoSciences will lead a group working between Edinburgh and London to help build resilience to future earthquakes in china, as well as associated events such as landslides and floods. The UK team will work together with colleagues in Beijing to estimate and communicate the risk from earthquakes better. The study will be based on one of the oldest historical archives of such events in the world, in combination with modern data from the digital age.
Ian Main said: "The ultimate aim is to support local authorities and decision-makers in developing and applying disaster risk reduction strategies before events happen".