Summer School 2023

The details about CNDS Summer School 2023 will be released soon on this webpage.

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CNDS sommarforskarskolan 22-26 augusti 2022 (preliminära datum)


Natural Hazards in the Anthropocene, 22-26 August 2022 


This international one-week course gathers PhD students in Earth-, Engineering- and Social sciences for an introduction to the dynamics and impacts of natural hazards (e.g., floods, droughts, wildfires and earthquakes) as well as  disaster management and social vulnerability under the umbrella of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). 

The theme of this year’s course was diversities in approaches and practices in natural hazards and disaster science. Through lectures, seminars, and project assignments, the course explored  DRR through the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery), looking at the interplay between natural hazards and society. Together with senior researchers in the field, students discussed and proposed solutions to complex problems in DRR. This course is always an opportunity to compare and analyze the disaster management cycle in relation to alternative concepts of disaster management and recent catastrophic events.

Course structure

The summer school builds on research themes studied within CNDS and aims to enhance a deeper understanding of society’s ability to prepare for and cope with natural hazard risks. By engaging lecturers and students from different disciplines, the course provides a venue for lively exchanges and discussions amongst participants and experts. The summer school provides a unique international forum to explore the diverse dynamics of DRR.


Schedule: MONDAY Introduction, Disaster risk management, DRR, Bridging the gap between scientists and practitioners, TUESDAY Before a disaster hits, Role of scientists communicating uncertainty, Reducing vulnerabilities and building capacities, Climate resilience development, WEDNESDAY During a disaster, Forecasting natural hazards, From early warnings to risk communication, Making society function during a disaster, Knowledge management in crisis, THURSDAY After a disaster hits, Complex effects of disaster events, Recovery processes and build back better, Long shadow crisis: politics of account-ability and reform, FRIDAY Summary, Group work presentations, Wrap up


Guest lecturers:

  • Marleen de Ruiter (VU Amsterdam)
  • Jonas Johansson (Lund University)
  • Lisa Schipper (University of Oxford)
  • Johan von Shreeb (Karolinska Institutet)
  • Lars-Göran Uddholm (Rescue service on Gotland, Sweden)

CNDS Fellows: Steffi Burchardt, Fredrik Bynander, Andra Covaciu, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Mikael Granberg, Malin Göteman, Helena Hermansson, Björn Lund, Gabriele Messori, Elena Mondino, Johanna Mård, Daniel Nohrstedt, Lars Nyberg, Charles Parker, Anna Rutgersson, Nina von Uexkull 

Senast uppdaterad: 2023-02-03