On the 28 November 2016, the Swedish Government released their research bill for 2017 and it is clear that CNDS will get continued funding.
Also during the month of November, four PhD students within CNDS will defend; Jon Olauson, Zeinab Jeddi, Adam Dingwell and Tito Maldonado.
The Forum on Natural Disasters was organised for the fourth time and this year the programme highlighted the effects that naturally occurring events have on individuals and society as a whole as well as on how efforts from communities and individuals can reduce vulnerability.
Centre for Natural Disaster Science, CNDS, is a national centre for research on natural disasters. It was established through an initiative, making it one the government’s strategic research areas. CNDS has created an interdisciplinary platform where researchers from different scientific disciplines work together in order to provide society with knowledge and a better understanding of natural disasters.
The research conducted at CNDS aims to contribute to improving the ability to prevent and deal with risks in society by raising awareness of the dynamics and consequences of natural hazards, considering the issue of vulnerability in Sweden, as well as discussing crisis management.
A fundamental pillar of CNDS is the research school where PhD students are engaged in interdisciplinary course work, collaborative projects, and active dialogue with practitioner communities.
CNDS researchers are affiliated with ten different departments at Uppsala University, National Defence University and University of Karlstad. Together they have a wealth of experience and knowledge about natural disasters and societal security.