CNDS Summer School 23-27 August 2021
Exploring Frontiers in Natural Hazards Science: Drivers, Impacts, and Responses
This international one-week virtual course via Zoom 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).
Through online lectures, seminars, and assignments, the course explores DRR through the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery), looking at the interplay between multiple natural hazards and society. Together with senior researchers in the field, students will discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in DRR. The course is an opportunity to compare and analyze the disaster management cycle in relation to alternative concepts of disaster management and recent catastrophic events.
2021-05-17 Application deadline
2021-06-04 Applicants notified
2021-08-23 Summer school starts
The summer school builds on research themes studied within the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) and aims to enhance a deeper understanding of society's ability to prepare for and cope with multiple natural hazard risks at local, national and international levels.
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.
|Tentative programme 23-27 August 2021|
Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Uppsala University, 2021 EGU Plinius Medal Recipient for outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research
Hannah Cloke, University of Reading, 2018 EGU Plinius Medal Recipient for outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research
How to apply
This virtual course is designed for PhD students, and participation is free. Please submit your application to Kurt (website) no later than 17 May 2021 (17.00 CET). Your application should include a 2-page CV, a 1-page summary of your current research focus as well as your objectives for attending the course.
Accepted applicants will be notified by 4 June 2021 the latest.
Please feel free to contact us for any questions!