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We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management.

The Blog sub-section provides a platform where our team and peers share news and updates, as well as opinions and experiences in building disaster preparedness for the communities.

 

The blog posts are written by the author in his own personal capacity / affiliation stated. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the post belong solely to the author and does not necessarily represent those of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.

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2020

18/08/2020
On 4 August 2020, there was a big chemical explosion in Beirut causing at least 159 death, 6,000 injuries and 300,000 homeless as estimated on 10 August 2020. The explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. The damage was equivalent to 3.3 magnitude of earthquake.   The estimated global production of ammonium nitrate is about 21.6 million tons in 2017. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high nitrogen fertilizer. As ammonium nitrate is relatively very stable, it is mainly used as explosive mixtures in mining, quarrying, and civil construction. Similar formulations have been used in improvised explosive devices (IED) by terrorists.  
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18/08/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

香港賽馬會災難防護應變教研中心 綠色和平根據天文台的數據,為香港不同地區進行估算,找出香港那些地區會最受風暴潮影響,並且製作成地圖供市民參考。到底甚麼是風暴潮呢?   根據天文台的資料[1],風暴潮是與熱帶氣旋(即大家一般理解的颱風)相關的低氣壓及大風的共同影響而導致海平面上升的現象。 熱帶氣旋的強風將海水推向岸邊, 並於沿岸地區堆高是海平面上升的主要成因(圖一)。 圖 一   強風的影響 (來源:香港天文台) 而熱帶氣旋中心的低氣壓也會增加風暴潮的高度。由於在熱帶氣旋邊緣的氣壓較高,外圍的海水會被壓低,而熱帶氣旋中心附近的海水則會被吸起(圖二)。
22/07/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

全球暖化是不爭的事實,隨著氣候危機惡化,類似超強颱風「山竹」所帶來的風暴潮可能在本世紀中變成十年一遇。綠色和平參考香港天文台兩項研究,指出若溫室氣體排放趨勢不變,2051至2060年香港的平均海平面高度或較1986至2005年的平均水平上升近0.6米;而在相若的海平面升幅下,颱風在維多利亞港帶來的十年一遇風暴潮最高水位可達3.8米,接近山竹襲港時的紀錄。 山竹襲港時維港最高潮位達3.88米,其餘位處各區的四個潮汐站甚至錄得更高潮位。綠色和平據此推斷,香港沿海地勢在4米或以下的地方,到本世紀中將較容易受十年一遇、如山竹襲港時的風暴潮影響而出現嚴重水浸的情況。  
HeatExhaustion_MaskOn
29/06/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

截至2020年6月中,全球2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19)染病人數已突破8百萬人,而死亡人數則超過45萬,雖然全球多個地方的新增個案已受到控制,而在本港更多時沒有新增本地個案,但外出時需要戴口罩的措施似乎仍需維持一段日子。今年,相信世界各地都需要過一個戴口罩的夏季!

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