PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF MULTIPLE RISKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Knowing how people perceive multiple risks is essential to the management and promotion of public health and safety. An article published by CNDS fellows, Elena Mondino, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Johanna Mård, Elena Ridolfi and Maria Rusca (Uppsala University) presents a dataset based on a survey of public risk perception in Italy and Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting dataset has the potential to enable a plethora of analyses on social, cultural and institutional factors influencing the way in which people perceive risk.
EXTREME WAVE CONDITIONS
The amount of energy enclosed in ocean waves has been classified as one of the most promis ing renewable energy sources. CNDS PhD student, Eirini Katsidoniotaki (Uppsala University), recently de-fended her thesis, which explores the point-absorber wave energy conversion (WEC) developed by Uppsala University in extreme wave conditions. The comparison of environmental contours obtained from observations and hindcast (model) data showed that the contours differ substantially depending on the site and method, thus care must be exercised when using hindcast data for such purposes.
HUMAN RESPONSES TO UNPRECEDENTED SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREME EVENTS
In a rapidly changing world, what is today an unprecedented extreme may soon become the norm. As a result, extreme-related disasters are expected to become more frequent and intense. In a recent article, CNDS fellows, Maria Rusca, Gabriele Messori and Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University), developed an analytical approach to unravel the complexity of future extremes and multiscalar societal responses— from households to national governments and from immediate impacts to longer term recovery.
NATURAL HAZARDS, INTERNAL MIGRATION AND PROTESTS IN BANGLADESH
Does internal migration following natural hazards increase the likelihood of protests in migrant-receiving areas? CNDS PhD student, Kristina Petrova (Uppsala University), is addressing this question in her study looking at the extent to which experiencing different forms of natural hazards contributes to a household’s decision to leave their district of residence. In a second step, the article explores whether that internal migration flow increases the number of protest events in migrant-hosting districts.