The School of Rural and Surveying Engineering has a long-standing experience on issues related to natural hazards and management of natural systems. There are about forty-five successfully completed projects – many of them of global significance and with many international partners.
The main objective of the Centre is to become a multidisciplinary scientific unit devoted to the study of natural and human-induced hazards such as drought, water-scarcity, desertification, floods, earthquakes, landslides, forest fires, sea-water intrusion etc.
The Centre conducts multidisciplinary scientific research and cooperates with various institutions in Europe and the rest of the world. Also, the Centre publishes books, reports, articles and leaflets to assist the scientific community and to provoke public awareness for various hazardous phenomena and supports governmental and regional organisations for rational decision making.