Become a member

The core of ecorisQ is made of its members. By joining ecorisQ you will expand your professional network and profit from transparent tools in the field of natural hazard risks. Being an ecorisQ member demonstrates that you are willing to increase the transparancy and reproducibility of natural hazard analyses and that you promote sustainable protection against natural hazards.  

Benefits of membership

Who can become a member?

Membership fee

How to apply?

Our goal

The International EcorisQ Association (ecorisQ) is a global network that is active in the field of natural hazard risks. Members of ecorisQ are mainly professionals working in the sectors of consultancy, policy-making, education and research. Our main goal is:

  • To promote sustainable protection against natural hazard risks by bringing together science and practice for the development and dissemination of transparent tools for natural hazard and risk analyses.

Our activities

ecorisQ deals with risks related to natural hazards and eco-engineering / protection forest management. Its key activities are:

  • creating and governing an international community on natural hazard risk management
  • stimulating exchange of knowledge and dissemination of innovative transparent tools
  • initiating and participating in research, technology or development projects
  • standardising methodologies relevant for natural hazard risk management and assisting in respective international debates 

Our Q

The Q in ecorisQ stands for:

  • Quality - our standards of high professionalism
  • Quantified - we work on the basis of facts and sound scientific knowledge
  • Inventive and future oriented like "Q" the fictional Quartermaster responsible for research and development in the James Bond films
  • Quaternary - we focus on temporal scales larger than regular presidential terms and spatial scales that go beyond the end of our nose.

The name ecorisQ comes from ecosystem (the interconnectedness of organisms with each other and their environment), economy (effective management of the resources of a community or system) and risque, the french word for risk.


Our publications

EcorisQ relevant publications can be found here.


Membership

Details about ecorisQ membership can be found here or go directly to the Membership Application.


Governance

The legal structure of ecorisQ is a non-profit association governed by its statutes and, secondarily, by Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational. The association has its seat in Geneva (Switzerland).

The statutes of the association can be downloaded here.

The board of ecorisQ consists of:

  • Mr. Lucas (Luuk) Dorren (Switzerland, President)
  • Mr. Massimiliano Schwarz (Switzerland, Treasurer and Vice-president)

  • Mr. Chris Phillips (New Zealand, Secretary)
  • Mr. Frédéric Berger (France)
  • Mr. Karl Kleemayr (Austria)
  • Ms. Silvia Simoni (Italy)
  • Mr. Kevin Schmidt (United States, Federal Liaison)
  • Mr. Markus Stoffel (Switzerland)

Our responsible person for the membership management is Ms. Maaike Hoffer (email: office(at)ecorisq.org)