The Appraising Risk Partnership

Appraising Risk is an international collaboration based at the Indian Ocean World Center at McGill University, with academic partners across the world.

Our Project and Partners

Our Historical Database

The project is dedicated to building a comprehensive spatial and temporal archive of the Indian Ocean World using a Linked GIS database with a custom relational taxonomy

Learn About Our Database

Maps and Visualizations

We produce maps, visualizations, analysis and other media using data from the Appraising Risk Database

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Our Project

The Appraising Risk Partner is an international collaboration of scholars and researchers dedicated to exploring the critical role of climactic crisis in the past and future of the Indian Ocean World. With generous support from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the partnership seeks to create a comprehensive spatial and temporal database of human-environment interaction and interdependence during periods of climactic change.

The Indian Ocean World Centre

The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) at McGill University is a research initiative and resource base established to promote the study of the history, economy, and cultures of the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean world (IOW) – from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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Peterson Hall (Room 100)

McGill University, Montreal QC

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