Department of Earth Sciences

Centers and Networks

<a id="CSD" name="CSD"></a>Center for Sustainable Development

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Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD Uppsala) is an interdisciplinary centre established at Uppsala University. The Centre is based on a collaboration between Uppsala University (UU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development aims to be a catalyst for research and education on sustainable development at Uppsala’s two universities, as well as a place for students and researchers.

CSD Uppsala have three major groups:

Webpage for CSD Uppsala

<a id="CNDS" name="CNDS"></a>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.

Learn more about CNDS

<a id="SNSN" name="SNSN"></a>Swedish National Seismic Network

The Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN) currently consists of 60 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.

ContactReynir Bödvarsson

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.

STandUP for Wind!