Event date 14 Apr '23 - 15 May '23
Event location Uppsala University


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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). Through lectures, seminars, and group assignments, the course will explore DRR through the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery), looking at the interplay between natural hazards and societal impacts and responses.

This year’s summer school will bring in aspects concerning humanitarian actions, particularly actions to reduce hazard impacts on populations vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Among other things, we will discuss the intersections between DRR, disaster management and humanitarian interventions throughout the entire disaster management cycle.

Participation is free. Moreover, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is sponsoring 10 travel grants to facilitate the attendance of early career researchers.

Your application should in­clude a 2-page CV, a 1-page summary of your cur­rent research focus as well as your objectives and motivation for attending the course. Don’t forget to indicate if you would also like to apply for the travel grant provided by EGU. 

Please send your application using this link no later than 15 May 2023 (23.59 CET).