VMAP Version 2 - New Release!
Our newest version of the Social Vulnerability Mapping Tool has just been released! In VMAP-v2, users are now able to produce tract level SoVI® maps, reports, images, shapefiles, and factor score data files for multiple areas of interest including: State, County, City, Congressional District, and Watershed or a user defined region. Depending on your planning needs, the mapping tool now provides three unique analysis packages: Premier, Advanced, and Basic. Package samples are available to preview prior to purchasing. Single state reports for census year 2015 or older are still being provided at no cost.
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Health Impact and Environmental Geography
The University of Central Florida seeks a post-doctoral scientist to conduct research at the intersection of public health, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability. This is a full-time (12 month) position, with an expected start date as soon as possible, but no later than January 2019...
Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
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Post‐Doctoral Researcher in Social Vulnerability and Disaster Management
The University of Central Florida seeks a post‐doctoral scientist to conduct research at the intersection of natural hazards, social vulnerability, and emergency management. This is a full‐time (12 month) position, with an expected start date as soon as possible, but no later than January 2019...
Screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
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Research Counts - Helping Those Most in Need First
While emergency managers at all levels have shown an interest in identifying vulnerable populations before and after disasters, the ability to systematically measure or monitor social vulnerability—the differential disaster impacts on social groups based on pre-event social conditions and capacities to adequately prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive events—across a range of places has been lacking.
Hurricane Harvey and Equitable Recovery
Dr. Christopher Emrich, with the University of Central Florida, partnered with the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina, and OXFAM America to map the social vulnerability and impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
CBC Canada - Puerto Rico Disaster
One week after being pummelled by Hurricane Maria the island is struggling to recover.
Listen to the Ottawa Morning Radio Report
Emrich Warned for Irma
University of Central Florida Professor of Environmental Science & Public Administration – and hurricane expert – Christopher Emrich interviewed with Knight News Wednesday on the impact of Irma on Central Florida.
Emrich on Knights News
Intersection with Brendan Burn
Millions of Floridians were without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Crews at utility companies across the state worked feverishly to get customers back up and running, but some may remain without power for weeks to come.
CBC Canada - The Early Edition
Dr Bhardwaj, Ad guy, SFU clansmen, neighbourhood pools, Uber and the Green Party, mansion tax, Reconcile This, Rob Shaw on NDP positions, Liberal leader candidate Michael Lee
Listen to The Early Edition Radio Report
Emrich Intersections with Matthew Peddie
Christopher Emrich is studying the impact of Hurricane Matthew. He explains why in 2016, more than a decade on from the 2004 hurricane season, the power grid is still vulnerable to big storms.
Introducing the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)
Dr. Christopher T. Emrich, PhD and Peter Georgantopoulos, PhD (c)