Nordic chapter risk conference
The Future of Risk Analysis in the Nordic Countries
Lund, Sweden, 16-17 November 2015
Elite Hotel, Ideon Lund
The aim of the conference is to visualise and strengthen risk research in the region and to vitalise research and education on risk in the Nordic region.
Full program with all abstracts Updated Nov 11th at 21.00
Flyer for the conference is available here
This conference is the first event arranged by the Nordic Chapter of SRA Europe (www.sraeurope.org) that was founded in June 2015. The intention of the Nordic Chapter in SRA Europe is to create opportunities for outstanding risk research and to strengthen both risk-informed policy making and risk research in Northern Europe.
Risk is not static and there are multiple ways to deal with and perceive risks. The countries in Northern Europe have been shown to share similar definitions, legislation and challenges with respect to dealing with risks. The Nordic region is here defined as Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Sessions with oral presentations cover the following topics:
Risk and responsibility • Framing risk • Risk perception • Quantifying risk and uncertainty •
Critical infrastructure protection • Improved response, recovery and safety •
Managing evidence • Complex risk governance •
Improving risk management by learning •
Climate change adaptation
Instructions to prepare your presentation
The possibility to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations are now closed. We have received more than 60 abstracts.
Oral presentations should be 15 minutes + 5 minutes of discussion. Bring your presentation on a stick or send it to riskconf2015 [at] lucram [dot] lu [dot] se before Monday.
The poster should not exceed A0 in size (i.e. smaller sizes are ok) and should be a portrait format (i.e. not landscape). Bring your poster to the registration desk or directly to Pufendorf.
There will be plenty of room for contributed talks (15 minutes including discussion) and for posters. Informal meetings are encouraged, and there will be ample space provided at different locations in the exhibition halls of the conference venue. Awards for best contributed talk and poster by young researchers will be given.
The Swedish Research Council FORMAS
Lund University Centre of Environmental and Climate Research
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
The Pufendorf Institute in Lund
Society for Risk Analysis Europe
Time Monday 16 November Tuesday 17 November
9.00 Parallel sessions
10.30 Registration Break with coffee
11.00 Lunch Keynotes
12.00 Keynotes Panel discussion on the theme Future of Risk Analysis in the Nordic Countries
13.00 Parallel sessions Lunch and Business meeting Nordic Chapter SRA Europe
14.30 Break with coffee
16.00 Parallel sessions
18 - 20 Drop in Poster session with cold food and drinks at the Pufendorf Institute hosted by the Advanced Study Group "Values, Decision Making and Risk" 2014-2015.
Registration is now closed!
We charge a conference fee that will cover participation in lectures and sessions and the lunches and coffee breaks. The fee does not include accomodation or travel.
The fee will be 1000 SEK for regular participants, 500 SEK for graduate students and free of charge for under graduate students (to a limited number).
You will be directed to a link to payment upon registration. It can take a day or two before you get the link.
The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is by SRA broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level. The diverse membership of SRA makes it a relevant forum for the discussion of leading issues in risk analysis. SRA is the largest risk research organisation in the world (www.sra.org).
In June 2015 a new regional chapter under SRA-Europe was founded with the purpose to bring together risk researchers from this part of the world in order to formulate common standpoints and research problems of mutual interest. The Nordic chapter was initiated at SRA-E in Trondheim 2012. The Nordic region was here defined as Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. A framework for the chapter was presented at the SRA-E conference in Istanbul in 2014 and was accepted at the SRA-E conference in Maastricht June 2015. The intention of the Nordic Chapter in SRA Europe is to create opportunities for outstanding risk research and to strengthen both risk-informed policy making and risk research in Northern Europe.
The conference will be followed by a business-meeting for the Nordic Chapter of SRA-Europe. This will be an opportunity to initiate future activities such as planning for a research school in risk analysis and research/policy interactions in the Nordic region.
The possibility to book accomodation through the conference is closed. There are plenty of alterantive accomodations in Lund and close to the venue.
The conference is jointly organized by Lund University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP) and the Nordic Chapter in SRA Europe. Besides members of LUCRAM the local organizing committee consists of members of the research programme Science and Proven Experience (Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet), Lund Centre of Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) and Lund University Centre of Excellence for integration of social and natural dimensions of sustainability (LUCID). The initiative for the conference was taken by the Advanced Study Group on “Values, Decision Making and Risk” at the Pufendorf Institute 2014-2015.
Scientific steering committee
Ragnar Löfstedt, King's College London, UK.
Johannes Persson, Lund University, Sweden.
Åsa Boholm, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lars Bodsberg, SINTEF, Norway (Board member SRAE:NC).
Kurt Petersen, Lund University, Sweden (President of LUCRAM).
Kerstin Eriksson, Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
Kristina Blennow, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Ullrika Sahlin, Lund University, Sweden (President SRAE:NC).
Marja Ylönen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (Elected President SRAE:NC).
Susanne Öhman, Mid Sweden University, Sweden (Board member SRAE:NC).
Igor Kozine Technical University of Denmark, Denmark (Board member SRAE:NC).
Local organizing committee
Ullrika Sahlin (Centre of Environmental and Climate research LU) (Chair)
Johannes Persson (Science and Proven Experience, Department of Philosophy LU)
Kerstin Eriksson (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden)
Åsa Knaggård (Department of Political Science LU) (Co-chair)
Kristina Blennow (Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management SLU)
Annika Wallin (Cognitive Science LU)
Henrik Hassel (Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety LU)
Alexander Cedergren (Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety LU)
Niklas Vareman (Science and Proven Experience LU)
Erik Persson (LU)
Jonas Borell (Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology LU)
Lena Wahlberg (Faculty of Law LU)
Christine Wramsler (Lund University Centre for Sustainability studies LUCSUS)
Linnea Hemmarö (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden)
For more information contact ullrika [dot] sahlin [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se or kerstin [dot] eriksson [at] sp [dot] se
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