ICLR has established itself as the national leader in the development of research and resources to reduce the risk of natural hazards to people and property in Canada. Materials generated by ICLR researchers and staff have been used widely by insurers, all levels of government and non-government groups engaged in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
ICLR’s Quick Response Program
ICLR’s Quick Response Program was designed to allow social, behavourial and economic scientists to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of a flood, extreme weather event or earthquake to collect perishable data. In addition to expanding academic knowledge, funded researchers submit brief reports that make preliminary analyses of recent events available to ICLR’s multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and educators as well as other interested parties. The program promotes innovation in disaster research by favoring students, new researchers, and novel areas of study.
Resources to assist researchers with Quick Response Research:
The CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center – with the support of ICLR – has developed a series of check sheets to help facilitate quick response disaster research. Please check them out!