EGU23: CNDS was represented with 19 Fellows and 27 presentations
This year's General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU23) in Vienna had a wide CNDS representation
The article by Elisa Savelli et al. on urban water crises and hydrological risks gains large international media attention
The paper on Nature Sustainability by CNDS Fellow Elisa Savelli and colleguagues has reached more than 17,000 clicks in less than one week
Most Downloaded Article in Geology Today for Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan
CNDS Fellows Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan are co-authors of one of the most downloaded articles in Geology Today in the 12 months after publication
Urban water crises driven by elites’ unsustainable consumption
A new article in Nature Sustainability, cowritten by Elisa Savelli, uncovers how inequalities influence water crises and hydrological risks.
CNDS Interdisciplinary grant 2023 has been awarded
Elin Stenfors (UU) and Kenny Turesson (KaU) have been awarded funding for their interdisciplinary projects on natural hazards and disaster science
Professor Ashok Swain reaches 500 000 followers on Twitter
Ashok Swain, Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and CNDS Fellow gives an interview about his involvement in social media.
Online Conference: Adaptation & Resilience - Ensuring the energy transition is built on resilient infrastructure
Follow Malin Götema's session on 'Adaptation and resilience – Concepts and Definitions in the context of energy infrastructure' on 14 March 2023
Björn Lund helps us understand the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
"Turkey's geological position makes the country prone to earthquakes. The country is located on the so-called Anatolian Plate, which is sandwiched between three continental plates."
Clues to where magma was stored prior to and during the 2021 eruption at La Palma
CNDS Fellows Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan worked with colleagues from Cornell University (USA), and Las Palmas and Barcelona (Spain) amongst other institutions to unearth precise, microscopic clues to where magma was stored prior to and during the 2021 eruption at La Palma. The results offer scientists and government decision makers a way to better assess the risk of volcanic eruptions.
Giuliano Di Baldassarre is interviewed on this year's Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures
In his interview with Uppsala University, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, CNDS Director, tells us more about his expectations as a moderator and host of the Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures that will take place on 9 February 2023 in Uppsala.
Call for Interdisciplinary Grants 2023 - Deadline 28 February 2023
The call for CNDS Interdisciplinary Grant 2023 has been recently announced.
CNDS provides an opportunity for Early Career Scientists – PhD students and postdocs from CNDS partnering universities Uppsala University, Karlstad University and Swedish Defence University to apply for funding for interdisciplinary work within natural hazard and disaster science.
Governments' public communication on social media during the COVD-19 pandemics
CNDS' Fellows Frederike Albrecht and Helena Hermansson, inte alia, have recently published a chapter within the book Communicating a pandemic: Crisis management and Covid-19 in the Nordic countries [by B. Johansson, Ø. Ihlen, J. Lindholm, & M. Blach-Ørsten (Eds.)]
This chapter analyses how Nordic health authorities and prime ministers used social media during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic from the health authorities’ Twitter communication and prime ministers’ Instagram posts.
Why is Indonesia's volcanic eruption more dangerous than the one in Hawaii?
CNDS-Fellow, Valentin Troll (Uppsala university) explained in an interview with SVT Nyheter the main causes of risk during volcanic eruptions.
Bouncing Spallation Bombs During the 2021 La Palma Eruption, Canary Islands, Spain
CNDS Fellow, Valentin Troll (Uppsala university), co-authored an article on the so-called "spallation bombs" resulted from the 2021 La Palma volcanic eruption with the aim of understanding in which ways these threats to human lives and infrastructure "ought to be accounted for in risk assessment, necessitating awareness of an increased hazard footprint on steep-sided volcanoes with ballistic activity" (Day, Troll et. al., 2022).
CNDS Director as top 0.24% scientist in both Environmental Engineering and Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
2022-12-07Giuliano Di Baldassarre was (again) listed among the most cited scientists according to the updated Global Citation Ranking based on Scopus data (Baas et al., 2021) for both career-long and annual citation impact - in the September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators".
Securing future water supply through sustainable management - Formas grant
The project "Leap in Swedish freshwater monitoring for water supply risk mitigation", led by researchers from Lund University in collaboration with Stockholm University and with the contribution of CNDS Fellow, Johanna Mård, has been granted funding via Formas of around 16 mil. SEK.
A climate-change attribution retrospective of some impactful weather extremes of 2021
CNDS Fellow, Gabriele Messori has co-authored a paper on the attribution of climate change to some of the weather extreme events from 2021. It is shown that the extreme events the authors investigate are significantly modified in the present climate with respect to the past, because of changes in the location, persistence and/or seasonality of cyclonic/anticyclonic patterns in the sea-level pressure analogues.
IRIDeS, ETH Zurich-Singapore Centre and CNDS in research collaboration meeting
On the 4th of November 2022, representatives from CNDS met representatives from IRIDeS and the Singapore Centre of ETH Zürich in order to discuss research areas of convergence. CNDS was represented by Klas Hjort (CNDS/UU), Steffi Burchart (CNDS/UU), Mikael Granberg (CNDS/KAU), Andra Covaciu (CNDS/UU) and Malin Göteman (CNDS/UU), while the external visitors were Takako Izumi (IRIDeS), Sebastien Boret (IRIDeS/Tohoku University), Jonas Joerin (Singapore ETH Center).
Giuliano Di Baldassarre featured in a new article in National Geographic
CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre has been featured in a new article in National Geographic which was aiming at addressing the question: "Is building more dams the way to save rivers?".
CNDS Fellow, Steffi Burchardt. interviewed by Vetenskapsradio
CNDS Fellow, Steffi Burchardt, was recently interviewed in the Swedish scientific radio programme, Vetenskapsradio regarding the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Congo-Kinshasa from 2021, an eruption that left more than 200 people reported dead or missing. An international research team has investigated why there were no clear warning signs, such as vibrations, before the outbreak.
6 million grant to EU project on water scarcity and climate change
2022-10-03CNDS Director, respectively fellow, Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Sina Kathami’s project TRANSCEND (Transformational and Robust AdaptatioN to water Scarcity and ClimatE chaNge under Deep uncertainty) has been selected for funding by the EU funding Horizon Climate.
CNDS Fellow interviewed by BBC
CNDS Fellow, Björn Lund (Uppsala university) has been interviewed by several media outlets in regard to the two major leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines. His expertise in sesimology allowed him to claim that these were explosions.
"When do disasters spark transformative policy change and why?"
CNDS Fellow and Research Coordinator, Daniel Nohrstedt (Department of Government, Uppsala University) has recently published an article on transformative policy change as a result of disasters. We have asked him some questions about the article and the need for this topic of research and his answers can be found below. The article is available on Bristol University Press Digital's website.