Opus research makes an important contribution to natural hazard resilience strategies

Our work covers traditional topics, such as wind loads and liquefaction, but also extends to topical issues including the use of social media in emergency management.

Opus Research is leading a project looking into the lessons from the Christchurch earthquakes when it comes to improving the resilience of underground infrastructure.

Our work within the Natural Hazards Research Platform investigates the social science aspects of resilience and recovery from natural hazards.

In this field we work with emergency managers, planners, policy makers, business and community organisations, and infrastructure owners.

Refer to our Community Resilience website for more information about the projects we are researching in this area.