On June 29-30 of this year, a group of SRA members met at the Crystal Mountain resort in Michigan for a workshop aimed at discussing a number of issues for the future development of risk analysis and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). It was an event full of enthusiasm, and rich in ideas and plans on how to advance SRA and the related science and profession. In more specific terms, the aim of the workshop was to stimulate the rise of future strong leaders in risk analysis and SRA by discussing how to build excellence in professional settings as well as for personal development.
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Specialty Group on foundational issues in risk analysis has established a group of risk analysis experts with the mandate to develop a list of key principles that expresses high quality and trustworthy risk analysis. A discussion note can be found here.
It was also this year a great annual meeting with many interesting talks, symposia and roundtables.
On May 5-6 a workshop on risk analysis and science was organised in Ann Arbor, USA. The idea of the workshop was to stimulate discussions and future activities related to the topic.
The paper provides some open-minded reflections on fundamental concepts and principles of our risk analysis field.
The virtual issue presents 28 contributions from past issues of Risk Analysis: An International Journal, linked to the foundations of risk analysis.
The second meeting in the Specialty Group (SG) on Foundational issues in risk analysis was held on Monday December 8 2014 at the SRA Annual Meeting in Denver.
The Council of the Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) has initiated a work on preparing a new SRA glossary.
Professor Terje Aven, chairman of the SRA speciality group on Foundational issues in Risk Analysis, gave an invited plenary talk entitled "Foundations of risk and reliability assessment and management" at the ESREL2014 conference in Wroclaw, Poland.
A special issue of the journal Risk Analysis on "Foundational issues in Risk Analysis" has recently been published.
A special issue of the journal Safety Science on "The Foundations of Safety Science" has recently been published.
20 February this year a workshop on black swan risk was held at University of Stavanger Norway. The concept of black swan has gained a lot of attention recently and is a hot topic in many forums that discuss safety and risk. Also in the scientific community it has been focused in the aftermath of Nassib Taleb’s best-selling book The Black Swan (2007). The workshop addressed a number of issues linked to the challenge of conceptualising black swan type of risk, and how to confront it (assess and manage it). Some of the issues addressed were: