One Stop Solutions

WHY DISASTER SOLUTIONS

Disasters cause significant damage in the tropics and throughout the world. Natural hazards are becoming more frequent, severe, and widespread. Costs from disasters are growing. Disaster damages can be reduced with timely risk reduction. We provide a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to effectively address disaster problems.

MULTI-HAZARD

We address floods, droughts, cyclones, severe wind events, tsunamis, storm surge, sea level rise, bushfires, heat waves, environmental pollutants, and disease outbreaks, among others.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

We collaborate across many disciplines including engineering, environmental sciences, geohazards, emergency management, social work, education, business, law, tropical urban design, marine systems, information technology, nursing, psychology, public health, and tropical medicine, among others.

MULTI-NATIONAL EXPERTISE

We unite more than 100 academics who are international leaders in their field of research, and who bring analytical skills and practical experience. We work hands-on with agencies, industries, and local people to reduce risk and recover.

MULTI-CENTRE

Our consortium brings together JCU institutes, centres, and resources with expertise relevant to tropical disasters—such as the JCU Cyclone Testing Station.

MULTI-CAMPUS

Our centre provides expertise and resources from across our campuses in the tropics, delivering an internationally novel capability to reduce and prevent impacts from disasters.

MULTI-DECADAL TRACK RECORD

We offer a collaborative hub of capabilities; innovations in tropical disaster research and applications; and engagement with agencies, industries, and the public. We bring a successful track record of work in the tropics for nearly 50 years.