CNDS – Who we are
The Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) is an interdisciplinary research centre in Sweden that brings together early career scientists and leading researchers from engineering, social and earth sciences to work together on collaborative projects on natural hazards, socio-technological vulnerabilities, and societal security.
CNDS was formed in 2010 when the Swedish Government marked natural hazards and disaster science as a strategic research area and is today a virtual centre comprising of ten departments from three universities (Uppsala University, Swedish Defence University, and Karlstad University).
CNDS mission is to carry out work that promotes a deeper understanding on how human-nature systems and reciprocal feedback mechanisms between natural hazards and socio-technical vulnerability are coupled. Its other missions are to advance disaster risk reduction and contribute to enhancing society’s ability to prevent and cope with natural hazard risks in the national and international context.