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Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards

ISSN (printed): 1749-9518. ISSN (electronic): 1749-9526.

Georisk covers many diversified but interlinked areas of active research and practice, such as geohazards (earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, rockfalls, tsunamis, etc.), safety of engineered systems (dams, buildings, offshore structures, lifelines, etc.), environmental risk, seismic risk, reliability-based design and code calibration, geostatistics, decision analyses, structural reliability, maintenance and life cycle performance, risk and vulnerability, hazard mapping, loss assessment (economic, social, environmental, etc.), GIS databases, remote sensing, and many other related disciplines. The underlying theme is that uncertainties associated with geomaterials (soils, rocks), geologic processes, and possible subsequent treatments, are usually large and complex and these uncertainties play an indispensable role in the risk assessment and management of engineered and natural systems. Significant theoretical and practical challenges remain on quantifying these uncertainties and developing defensible risk management methodologies that are acceptable to decision makers and stakeholders. The basic goal of this international peer-reviewed journal is to provide a multi-disciplinary scientific forum for cross fertilization of ideas between interested parties working on various aspects of georisk to advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice. Besides acting as a focused forum and promoting integration between disciplines, other key features of this journal include: Foster dissemination of information between research and practice; Encourage practice-oriented papers; Encourage papers reporting actual statistics with supporting databases; Include occasional educational papers that would enhance the knowledge and understanding of the non-specialist; Include cross-disciplinary papers that illustrate how to reduce societal risk, involving the input/collaboration of social scientists. In consultation with the editors, distinguished members of the georisk community may be invited to serve as guest editors covering focused themes such as natural hazards, dam safety, offshore safety, seismic risk, environmental risk, reliability-based design, geostatistics and probabilistic site characterization, probabilistic finite element methods, case histories, GIS databases, and other related topics.

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