Spectra Article Wins Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize

EERI is pleased to announce the “Social Representations of Earthquakes: A Study of People Living in Three Highly Seismic Areas” paper by Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto (M. EERI, 2010), Christian Solberg, and Cliodhna O’Connor, published in the May 2013 issue of Earthquake Spectra, was awarded the 2013 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize for the best peer-reviewed work on the science of risk; it also won the Best Paper accolade for the Science of Behavioral Risk category.

Earthquake Spectra May 2013 coverThe Lloyd’s prize seeks to create links between the academic community and the insurance industry. Joffe et al.’s paper compared attitudes to earthquake risk in three highly seismic cities — Seattle (USA), Izmir (Turkey), and Osaka (Japan) — shedding light on what drives better preparatory action. Congratulations to the authors for this recognition of their excellent work!

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