Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science

News from 2016

CNDS receives continued funding

(2016-12-02)

On the 28 November 2016, the Swedish Government released their research bill for 2017 (2016/17:50 Kunskap i samverkan – för samhällets utmaningar och stärkt konkurrenskraft) and it is clear that CDNS will get continued funding at the current level at least until 2022.


Seminar: Natural Hazards and Extreme Hydrometeorological Events in the Central America region

(2016-11-15)

There will be a seminar about Natural Hazards on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at the Department of Earth Sciences.

Thank you for participating in the CNDS & UCL-IRDR workshop 2017

2016-11-01

A workshop between CNDS and UCL-IRDR was held for the third time on 26-27 October 2016 in Uppsala. During the workshop, we discussed potential future collaborations between the two research centres. We would like to thank all participants for their contribution!

Participants from UCL-IRDR and CNDS discussed strategies for future collaborations

Four CNDS PhD students will defend in November

(2016-10-31)

Also during the month of November, four PhD students within CNDS will defend; Jon Olauson, Zeinab Jeddi, Adam Dingwell and Tito Maldonado.

Jon Olauson (Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 4 November at 9:15 in Polhemsalen, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala. The title of the thesis is Modelling Wind Power for Grid Integration Studies.

Zeinab Jeddi (Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University) will defend her thesis on the 10 November at 09:00 in Hambergsalen, Villavägen 16, Uppsala. The title of the thesis is Seismological Investigation of Katla Volcanic System (Iceland): 3D Velocity Structure and Overall Seismicity Pattern.

Adam Dingwell (Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 17 November at 10:00 in Hambergsalen, Villavägen 16, Uppsala. The title of the thesis is Dispersion modelling of volcanic emissions.

Tito Maldonado (Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 25 November at 10:00 in Hambergsalen, Villavägen 16, Uppsala. The title of the thesis is Inter-annual variability of rainfall in Central America: Connection with global and regional climate modulators.


Thank you for attending the Forum on Natural Disasters 2016

(2016-10-26)

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. What insights and knowledge do we need to mitigate the consequences of natural disasters? How can we build resilient communities?

The Forum was organised by CNDS and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and was held on 25 October 2016 at Odenplan in Stockholm.

Forum 2016


CNDS PhD student defends her thesis

(2016-09-02)

CNDS PhD student Nina von Uexkull (Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University) will defend her thesis on the 23 September 2016. The defence will take place at 10:30 in Zootissalen, EBC, Villavägen 9, Uppsala. The title of the dissertation is Climate, Conflict and Coping Capacity: The Impact of Climate Variability on Organized Violence.


CNDS PhD student about the earthquake in Italy

(2016-08-29)

CNDS PhD student Helena Hermansson (The Swedish Defence University) comments on the earthquake in Italy in the Swedish newspaper Expressen (28 August 2016). Read the article or download the PDF (only in Swedish).


CNDS PhD student defends his thesis

(2016-08-24)

CNDS PhD student Hjalmar Wennerström (Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 23 September 2016. The defence will take place at 13:15 in room ITC/2446 (Lägerhyddsvägen 2). The title of the dissertation is A Node-Link Perspective on the Impact of Local Conditions in Sensor Networks.


The Annual Assembly 25-26 August 2016 postponed!

(2016-08-22)

The Annual Assembly at Sunnersta Herrgård, scheduled for 25-26 August 2016, is postponed.

Please contact Therese Huldtgren for more information.


New Swedish text book on Disaster Risk Reduction

(2016-06-02)

CNDS researcher Susann Ullberg Baez (The Swedish Defence University) is one of the editors of the new Swedish text book Disaster Risk Reduction - perspective, practice, potential.

The book covers both theoretical chapters and empirical case studies based on current research. The reader gets a good overview of this multidisciplinary field, by describing and analyzing key concepts and perspectives. The book is aimed at both students and researchers as well as practitioners in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response and management in government agencies, municipal operations and non-governmental organizations.


CNDS PhD student was awarded a prize in a photo contest

(2016-05-19)

Marc Girons Lopez, PhD student within CNDS at the Department of Earth Sciences (at Uppsala University), was awarded a prize in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly photo contest. His photo shows river branches and lagoons in the Rapa river delta, in Sarek National Park, northern Sweden.

River delta


Welcome to the CNDS Academy on 13 May 2016

(2016-05-11)

The next CNDS Academy will take place at The Swedish Defence University (SEDU) in Stockholm on 13 May 2016. Marc Girons Lopez (Department of Earth Sciences, UU) will present his Second Progress Report and we will also listen to a presentation by Simon Hollis (Crismart, The Swedish Defence University).

Welcome!


PhD student within CNDS defends her licentiate thesis

(2016-04-18)

Monika Rydstedt Nyman, PhD student within CNDS at the Centre for Climate and Safety (Karlstad University), will defend her licentiate thesis “Managing knowledge sharing of extreme weather induced impacts on land transport infrastructure – Case study of the Swedish Transport Administration” on 10 May 2016 at 9:15 in Ljungbergsalen.

Welcome to the seminar!


CNDS participated in Hydrologidagarna 2016

(2016-03-21)

Hydrologidagarna 2016 took place on 16-17 March at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. The theme was “Hydrology affects habitats – now and in the future with excesses and deficits of water”.

This year, Hydrologidagarna were arranged by SLU and the Swedish Hydrology Council (SHR) in collaboration with the Centre for Natural Disaster Sciences (CNDS) and Uppsala Water Centre. From CNDS, Jean-Marc Mayotte (UU), Lars Nyberg (KaU) and Giuliano Di Baldassarre (UU) all gave presentations. Girons Marc Lopez (UU) participated with a poster and Sven Halldin (UU) chaired a session.


Thank you for attending the CNDS Academy in Karlstad

(2016-02-25)

The first CNDS Academy of 2016 was organized in Karlstad by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) on 18-19 February.

Progress Reports were presented by:
Monika Rydstedt Nyman (KaU): Transferring knowledge of natural hazard damage in contracted road operations and maintenance in Sweden
Viveca Norén (UU): Flood risk assessment – practices in flood prone Swedish municipalities
Helena Hermansson (FHS): Local and civil society actor inclusion and response performance
Erik Persson (KaU): Flood response using complementary early warning information

We also got to listen to inspiring presentations on cross-disciplinary research by Malin Mobjörk, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and career opportunities after the defense by Håkan Spjuth, Sofia Andersson and Eamonn McCallion from Grants & Innovation Office (GIO) at Karlstad University.

We also met with and listened to representatives from funding agencies such as Torbjörn Olsson, Senior Advisor at CCS (formerly at Länsförsäkringar), Bodil Lundberg, Deputy Head at the Knowledge Development Section of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and Olof Hugander, Head Of Staff Function at the Knowledge Foundation.

Thank you very much for attending the Academy!

Karlstad 2016


CNDS PhD student defends her thesis

(2016-02-16)

CNDS PhD student Claudia Rivera Escorcia (Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University) will defend her thesis on the 11 March 2016. The defence will take place at 13:15 in Lecture hall A:C, A-building, Lund University. The title of the dissertation is Disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in urban contexts: Integration and challenges. The opponent is Professor Dewald van Niekerk.

Welcome!


PhD student within CNDS defends his thesis

(2016-02-02)

CNDS PhD student Colin Walch (Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 20 February 2016. The title of the dissertation is Conflict in the Eye of the Storm: Micro-dynamics of Natural Disasters, Cooperation and Armed Conflict. The opponent is Richard Matthew from University of California Irvine.

Welcome!


CNDS Academy with focus on career planning for PhD students

(2016-01-22)

The next CNDS Academy, which will be held in Karlstad the 18-19 February 2016, will include both Progress Report Presentations as well as inspiring presentations on career opportunities within and outside academia.

The Progress Reports will be presented by Erik Persson, Helena Hermansson, Monika Rydstedt Nyman and Viveca Norén.

Would you like to know more, please contact Emelie Hindersson


CNDS PhD student defends his thesis

(2016-01-08)

CNDS PhD student David Budd (Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University) will defend his thesis on the 22 January 2016. 

Welcome!