About this Research Topic
While of crucial importance, assessing the technical value of the aforementioned products and strategies is not, by itself, sufficient. What is equally important is the involvement of societal stakeholders in their design, to ensure a successful translation from science to practice, and to develop effective communication products and strategies that decrease societies’ earthquake risk.
Currently, the latter issue is the object of several studies worldwide. The overarching aim of this Research Topic is to showcase the latest work in the field and synthesize insights to provide an overview of best practices. More specifically, our aim is to
• collect best practices on how to best communicate dynamic earthquake hazard and risk information to societies;
• gain insights into how societal stakeholders can best be involved in the design process, considering issues such as diversity, equality, and inclusion;
• learn from regional case studies and derive guidelines for countries still in the initial design processes;
• initiate an international discussion on how to combine earthquake communication products and strategies to effectively increase societies‘ resilience;
• expand the network of scientists working on earthquake hazard and risk communication around the world;
• and emphasize the need of transdisciplinary studies, involving scientists from different disciplines and relevant societal stakeholders.
Researchers, practitioners, journalists, educators, and policy makers dealing with earthquake hazard and risk communication at any stage of the dynamic earthquake cycle are encouraged to contribute to the collection. Studies can have an international or regional/national scope and cover communication products and strategies independently or address any combination of them. Studies can also address the design process and implementation phase of products and strategies as well as any relevant outreach activities. All studies must make the link to the societal involvement in the design, implementation, and/or operation of products and strategies explicit.
Keywords: communication, earthquake risk, earthquake hazard, public, societal stakeholders, earthquake forecasting, earthquake early warning, rapid impact assessment, rapid earthquake information
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