The main objective of this symposium is to foster communication among scientists, engineers, and practitioners in order to increase understanding of and better ways to deal with tropical cyclone risks. Risk is the likelihood of consequence from a hazard. For the purposes of this symposium, the hazards being considered are tropical cyclones (TCs). Other elements of TC risk to be discussed include:
- Exposure of lives/properties/livelihoods/environments to tropical cyclones;
- Their vulnerabilities to damage, injury/death, disruption;
- Economic/environmental/financial/social impacts;
- The building of resilience against TC risk.
Only abstracts that focus on tropical cyclone risk, including aspects of hazard, exposure, vulnerability, impacts and/or resilience will be considered for acceptance.
This Symposium differs from a traditional conference in that there is greater time allocated for each speaker to present and have Q and A in order to obtain greater depth to the discussion and there is a greater emphasis on networking to bring participants together for future collaborations. Participants interact together during the course of the symposium in one meeting room and have further discussions over daily organized group lunches and welcome and farewell dinners.