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Partnerships - Cross-Disciplinarity & Knowledge Sharing

Grenoble has long been a place of excellence in risk research. In line with this heritage, researchers from a number of UGA laboratories from different disciplines combine their knowledge to better understand, anticipate and manage natural, industrial, health and financial risks. They develop responses to crisis situations that may arise, and tools to support risk anticipation and assessment.

This inter- and trans-disciplinary research can address a wide range of issues, such as dating seismic damage to resilient urban environments or archaeological sites, managing critical infrastructures, studying their vulnerability and resilience, understanding human behavior during crises to optimize rescue efforts, and questioning the relevance of agricultural insurance, measuring and anticipating unstable ground movements, analyzing information from social networks during crises, using bigdata from the general public and local authorities to build the "digital twin" of a city, studying the effects of climate change on mountain risks (snow cover, glaciers, avalanche risk), or working on buildings and materials to protect against earthquakes.... This research has a strong social utility in a world subject to the global challenges facing our societies and questioning their resilience. This project aims to benefit from the knowledge of both private and public players, and in return from that of scientists, by co-constructing a science that is useful for a more resilient society.

Université Grenoble Alpes is federating this effort within the RISK Institute, for inter- and trans-disciplinary research in engineering, life and earth sciences, humanities and social sciences. The institute harnesses the full range of skills in the knowledge chain, mobilizing the complementary knowledge of all concerned. Building on the networks to which the researchers associated with this initiative contribute, the Risk Institute aims to innovate and explore emerging issues relating to crises and risks, within the framework of local, national and international partnerships.

How to reach us...

=> Do you have a problem in the field?

If you'd like to find out how we can work together to carry out a field survey and set up management tools, there are several possible solutions.

=> Are you a laboratory looking for research partners to set up joint projects?

We invite you to contact us by e-mail and we'll be happy to put you in touch with our research network to find those likely to answer the call with you.

=> You have data and experience in risk management that you would like to share and promote?

We can use this information in our communication tools, through conferences, webinars and articles, but we can also host your data, create a Labcom...

=> Do you need to train/lead a group on risks?

We have the experts and tools (serious games, theatrical devices, etc.) to support you.

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Submitted on July 8, 2023

Updated on November 13, 2023