Andrew Gissing
Andrew Gissing
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Andrew Gissing is Director of Resilience and Government Business at Risk Frontiers.

Increasing emergency management capacity through the business sector

Current research funded through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre is exploring planning and capability requirements for catastrophic events. Catastrophic disasters by definition overwhelm the capacity and capability of existing emergency management frameworks, requiring unique approaches to their…

The Hawaii nuclear alert: how did people respond?

Nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea have been extensively reported as both sides continue to posture via threats and propaganda and North Korea continues its missile tests. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has promised to decimate the…

Disaster risk management: Australian challenges

Australia is exposed to a variety of natural and technological disaster risks, which vary in their significance across the nation. Communities are faced with the increasing costs of disaster losses due to higher wealth and the increasing development of hazardous…

Planning for catastrophic disasters

The hallmarks of catastrophic disasters are death and destruction, large scale disruption of communities and businesses, the displacement of populations and public anxiety. Often they occur with little to no warning, overwhelming the capacity of institutions and the community to…

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