The Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science, CNDS, celebrates 10th anniversary
On 8 January the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) celebrates its 10th anniversary. A series of events have been planned to celebrate the occasion during the year 2020. CNDS is a centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research on the nexus between socio-technical vulnerability and extreme events. It involves numerous scientists at Uppsala University, Swedish Defence University and Karlstad University.
Avit Bhowmik on Exponential Climate Action Roadmap
Updated with film from the seminar held by Avit Bhowmik on the 15 November
CCS to arrange panel at Needs 2020
CCS will arrange a panel on the fifth edition of the Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, hosted by Mid Sweden University and organized by the Risk and Crisis Research Centre 10–12 March in Östersund, Sweden.
The panel theme is set to be Towards what futures? The political dimensions of sustainable development and resilience and will be led by CCS-researchers: Mikael Granberg, David Olsson and Tove Bodland.
Visit from affiliated senior research fellow Dr. Leigh Glover, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Leigh Glover, researcher, consultant and former Director of the Australasian Centre for the Governance & Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) at the University of Melbourne, Australia, is currently on a three week visit to CCS and Karlstad University.
Dr. Glover, today affiliated senior research fellow at the Centre for Climate and Safety, CCS, is in Sweden to work on a book project together with CCS Director Mikael Granberg.
Visit from Jessica Grannis at the Georgetown Climate Center
On Thursday 5 September we were happy to meet again with Jessica Grannis who works as Adaptation Program Director at the Georgetown Climate Center, part of Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C.*/
Photo: Lars Nyberg, head of research at the Centre for climate and safety and Jessica Grannis, Adaptation Program Director at Georgetown Climate Center in the CCS RiskLab.
Visit from US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA
The last two weeks the Centre for Climate and Safety at Karlstad University has been visited by two experts on natural disaster modeling from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.*/
The second week of the stay has been dominated by work with Swedish application of Hazus. Casey Zuzak, Jesse Rozelle and Tonje Grahn working with the Hazus software.
International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Management visited CCS
On Monday 9/9 CCS and RiskLab was visited by an international group of 27 participants from Nepal, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
The group is in Sweden as part of an International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction, hosted by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
Presentations from Seminar day on Modeling of societal exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards
The Centre for Climate and Safety, CCS, at Karlstad University invited to a seminar day on the 4th of September on the theme Modelling of societal exposure and vulnerability connected to natural hazards. Speakers were Jesse Rozelle and Casey Zusak from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in USA and Daniel Knös from JLT Re.