2024-06-21: First SPARK Seminar a Great Success

We are excited to announce the successful launch of the SPARK (Seminar Platform for Adaptive Resilience Knowledge) seminar series. The inaugural seminar took place on June 20th, 2024, featuring a captivating presentation by Dr. Isaac Moradi on "Recent Advancements in Microwave and Radar Remote Sensing."

Dr. Moradi's expertise and insights provided attendees with valuable knowledge of the latest developments in the field. The seminar held both in-person and online, brought together participants from diverse backgrounds, fostering enriching discussions and the exchange of ideas.

We thank Dr. Moradi for his contribution, as well as Keith Porter from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction for his invaluable support. Special thanks to Dr. Katsu Goda and Dr. Reza Najafi for their leadership and vision in initiating the SPARK seminar series.

The SPARK seminars will now be held monthly at Western University, featuring researchers from various disciplines related to Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience from around the globe. We look forward to welcoming you to future sessions filled with groundbreaking research and innovative solutions.

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming seminars and join us in our mission to advance knowledge and resilience in the face of multi-hazard risks.



2024-06-17: Introducing the New CMRR Logo!

We are excited to unveil the new logo for the Center for Multi-hazard Risk and Resilience (CMRR). This logo embodies the core themes of our center, reflecting our dedication to addressing the challenges of multi-hazard risks and climate change.
We believe this new logo will strengthen our brand and help convey our commitment to fostering a safer, more resilient future.

2024-05-29: SPARK: Seminar Platform for Adaptive Resilience Knowledge

Join us for our inaugural seminar:

Recent Advancements in Microwave and Radar Remote Sensing

Date/Time: Thursday, June 20th, 2024 11:00 AM EST

Speaker: Dr. Isaac Moradi



RSVP: Please fill out the online form by Friday, June 14th to register for the seminar. ( For online participants, the Teams link will be provided upon registration.

Contact: For more information, please contact Payam Momeni ( We look forward to seeing you there!

2024-04-22: Postdoctoral Associate for the CIRCLE Project

The Department of Earth Sciences is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral Associate for the CIRCLE project. Funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund–International program, this interdisciplinary project will integrate quantitative impact assessments of physically interconnected infrastructures subject to hydroclimatic-geological multi-hazards and qualitative socioeconomic evaluation to identify vulnerable people and co-produce predisaster preparedness recovery plans by engaging with coastal communities in Canada, Cuba, and Indonesia with diverse cultural and social settings. More information can be found in: PDF for the CIRCLE Project

2024-04-01: CIRCLE Project Launched to Strengthen Coastal Disaster Resilience

The CIRCLE (Community and Infrastructure Resilience to Climate-geological Long-term Effects) Project has officially launched, with a mission to enhance disaster resilience in coastal areas. Funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund–International program and led by an international team of researchers and practitioners, the project involves experts from Canada, the UK, Cuba, and Indonesia. The project, spearheaded by the geological catastrophe modeling and the climate-hydrological hazard groups at Western University, focuses on developing innovative strategies for coastal resilience.

Joining forces with the community resilience group at Dalhousie University, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and the District of Tofino emergency response team, the project aims to identify vulnerabilities and needs in the target communities. Internationally, the team includes experts from the University College London and the University of Bristol (UK), as well as researchers from Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana (Cuba) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia). The CIRCLE Project seeks to co-create pre-disaster recovery-preparedness plans tailored to different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This collaborative effort is expected to serve as a model for future disaster resilience initiatives.

More information can be found on: CIRCLE Project webpage