An article by Brenden Jongman, Philip Ward, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen and colleagues of partner institutions published online today in Nature Climate Change, investigates the financial risks posed by large-scale floods across the European Union.
Professor Jeroen Aerts gets the VICI scholarship to stimulate the research on the relationship between urban planning and the risk of flooding. Is men 'in control' with regard to flood risk: that is the central question the research is going to concentrate on.
With a comparison between chocolate pie and charcoal, Prof. Joyeeta Gupta grabs the attention of the audience. In her talk Gupta emphasizes once again that climate change is a complex matter and that a solution isn't an easy one. But we should not give up home, because: "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Biermann receives the Senior Societal Impact Award for his “path-breaking research on global environmental policy”, including his pioneering conceptual work on “earth system governance”. Hans de Moel wins the Junior Societal Impact Award for his highly relevant PhD research on calculating the risk and potential economic damage of river flooding in The Netherlands.
Harro van Asselt defends his PhD thesis on The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions10-01-13
The defense is scheduled on Thursday 17th October at 13:45 in the Aula of the VU. Van Asselt has traveled to Tokyo, Athens, Oxford and Stockholm to gather data for the PhD thesis.
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EU Horizon 2020: Agentschap NL publishes draft work programme for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-Economy08-19-13
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Since its online publication on Dec 03, 2008, there has been a total of 16158 chapter downloads for the book: Principles of Environmental Sciences
June 3 and 4 Jasper van Vliet and Peter Verburg organized a workshop entitled “Globalizing our understanding of land system changes” in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.
Slootweg receives the grant for his research on chemical transformations with main-group elements. The VIDI grant is for scientists who belong to the top ten-to-twenty percent within their discipline.
Dr Wouter Botzen has written this book using the results of his PhD research, amongst others. It provides an advanced analysis of what challenges and opportunities growing exposure to extreme events creates for insurers, governments and those who want to be financially protected.
At Sunday 1 April the NOS TV Journaal reported about the possible presence of the nerve gas sarin in Limburg. Prof. Jacob de Boer commented on the toxic effects of sarin, an extremely toxic gas, which was initially produced in Germany since 1938.
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Professor Jacintha Ellers (head Department Animal Ecology, VU University) will use the NWO Vici subsidy to do research on the relation between loss of characteristics of species as result of co-evolution