Centers and Networks
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The Department has a strong emphasis on Sustainable Development and aim to be a catalyst for research and education on sustainable development.
Centre for Natural Disaster Science
Centre for Natural Disaster Science, CNDS, is a national centre for research on natural disasters. It was established through an initiative, making it one of the government’s strategic research areas. CNDS has created an interdisciplinary platform where researchers from different scientific disciplines work together in order to provide society with knowledge and a better understanding of natural disasters.
The research conducted at CNDS aims to contribute to improving the ability to prevent and deal with risks in society by raising awareness of the dynamics and consequences of natural hazards, considering the issue of vulnerability in Sweden, as well as discussing crisis management.
Swedish National Seismic Network
The Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN) currently consists of 68 modern broad-band seismic stations spread across the country, from Skåne in the south to Lannavaara in Lapland in the north. All stations are connected to a central computer in Uppsala via dial-up modem or internet.
The main aim of the seismological network is to collect seismological data from Swedish earthquakes (about 500-700 quakes per year), as well as from larger earthquakes outside Sweden.
Contact: Björn Lund
More information is available in Swedish on the SNSN website.
Standup for Wind
STandUP for Wind is a research centre profiled towards planning and establishing wind energy in the Swedish electrical network. The centre is a collaboration between KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and Uppsala University as part of the government’s strategic STandUP for Energy research area.