Natural resources are important to the global community and are directly linked to sustainable development. Our research projects are:
- broad, and aim at widening the knowledge of the geological, ecological and geographical occurrences of natural resources, the technical, environmental and socio-economic consequences of their exploitation and utilization, and ways of improving the interactions between nature and humans to facilitate sustainable development
- multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary and include a wide variety of natural science investigations interwoven with technical, economic and social studies,
- designed to investigate how the uses of natural resources change over time and, therefore, reveal the dynamic interactions between economy, environment and society.
The research subject of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development aims to deepen the knowledge of natural resources´ geological and geographical existence, ecological conditions, technical and socioeconomic terms and conditions, as well as environmental and social consequences of their use. Trans-disciplinary approaches are encouraged to identify and manage the flow of natural resource to society for a long term sustainable development. The research study subject offers specialization in two areas - Global energy and Sustainable development.
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Researcher profile: Ian Snowball
He gets to the bottom of environmental toxins in the Baltic
The countdown has begun for the only chance this year to collect research materials. In August, Professor Ian Snowball and his team will board the survey vessel Ocean Surveyor. Its mission: To identify the risk of environmental toxins spreading from the Ångermanälven estuary.
Zennström visiting professorship
The ten-year visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership, which involves a new professor being invited every year or two, is placed at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD). The professorship is being funded with a donation by the entrepreneur Niklas Zennström to Uppsala University.