Risks and natural threats


  • Tectonics, earthquakes and faults
  • Volcanic processes
  • Floods and extreme weather events
  • Climate change, sea level variations and coastal processes
  • landslides and landslides
  • Education and reduction of natural risks in the community

Natural hazards and risks represent a threat to the security of both people and economic assets in Ecuador. The country suffers the effects and consequences of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides, among others. Research along these lines will help provide a better insight and understanding of the hazards themselves, which is the first step in preparing government authorities, communities, and the general public to avoid, reduce, or mitigate damage from these events. Communication and education of the communities at risk, in conjunction with the government and other groups, will increase the impact of these lines of research.