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Alison Dobbin

About Alison Dobbin

Principal Modeler, RMS

Alison joined RMS in 2011, working within the model development team based in London, and is currently working on the North America and Europe Severe Convective Storm models. In her time at RMS she developed the Mexico Hurricane track model and led the North American Hurricane Medium Term Rates project.

Prior to working for RMS, Alison was based in Colorado and held an academic position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She has also done post-doctoral work for the British Antarctic Survey.

She has a bachelor's degree in Physics and Astrophysics, a master's degree in Geophysics and a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from University College London where she holds an honorary fellowship.

Data Drives Dividends

In the four years since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the range of stakeholders taking part in the UN’s biennial Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction has broadened significantly. And with good reason.

Reducing disaster risk is a shared responsibility. The resilience gap is too large, too multifaceted and too complex to be closed by one stakeholder group alone.

Coupled with an acknowledgement of the need to shift focus from managing disasters to managing disaster risk, a multidisciplinary approach, leveraging private and public sector expertise, has rightly become central to the narrative.

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