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MATRIX coordination

Prof. Dr. Jochen Zschau

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

D-14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 311 288-1200
Fax: +49 331 288-1204




The main objective of MATRIX is to develop methods and tools to tackle multiple natural hazards within a common framework.

This will allow future analysts to optimise the risk assessment process, will contribute to rationalising data management for hazards and vulnerability reduction, and will support cost-effective decisions on structural and non-structural mitigation/adaptation measures following a multi-hazard perspective.


MATRIX also concentrates on the following

  • To develop new methodologies for multi-type hazard and risk assessment, with a focus on a) risk comparability, b) cascading hazards and c) time-dependent vulnerability within the framework of conjoint or successive hazards
  • To compare this new multi-hazard and multi-risk analytical framework with the state-of-the-art in probabilistic single-risk analysis
  • To establish an information technology (IT) framework for test cases analysis in a multi-risk approach
  • To disseminate our results to the relevant communities and end users