Natural Hazards Partnership

Who are we?

The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) is a group of 17 collaborating UK public sector organisations comprising government departments, agencies and research organisations.

The NHP provides:

  • a mechanism for delivering co-ordinated advice to government and agencies responsible for civil contingency and emergency response during natural hazard events
  • a forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, expertise, intelligence and best practice in relation to natural hazards
  • an environment for the development of new services to assist in disaster response.

Why we need EVER-EST

The Hazard Impact Model (HIM) group involves scientists, technical/data specialists and administrators across 7 different organisations including: UK Met Office, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey, Environment Agency, Flood Forecasting Centre, Health and Safety Laboratory and Kings College London.

Our first priority is to test how the EVER-EST VRE might enhance collaboration amongst the members of the Hazard Impact Model group. Currently, collaboration relies on physical meetings, teleconferences and emails. It is anticipated that the VRE can assist and improve communication by providing an easy to use and accessible online meeting place.

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