Alik Ismail-Zadeh is affiliated with the Secretariat, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Germany; the Institute of Applied Geosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; and the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.


Disasters are complex phenomena that transcend scientific and political borders. International, interdisciplinary, and multi-
stakeholder collaborations are therefore vital in advancing our understanding of the underlying drivers and impacts of disasters.