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International Conference on Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World

Dear colleagues,

The registration for the "International Conference on Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World" is now open! The conference will be held at the University of Potsdam (Campus Griebnitzsee) in Potsdam, Germany, from 4-5 October 2018.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from natural sciences (e.g. hydrology, meteorology, geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, seismology, geography), risk research, nonlinear systems dynamics, and applied mathematics to discuss new insights and developments about data science, changing systems, multi-hazard events and the linkage between hazard and vulnerabilities under unstable environmental conditions. Knowledge transfer, communication and networking will be key issues of the conference. The conference will be organized by means of invited talks given by outstanding experts, oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions.

Already confirmed speakers are:
1) Prof. Dr. Matthias Holschneider (University of Potsdam, Institute of Mathematics): Data Science
2) Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Potsdam): Changing Systems
3) Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner (United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security): Cascade and Multi-Hazard
4) Prof. Dr. Jeroen Aerts (VU Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies): Linking Hazard and Vulnerability

Please submit your abstract of 300-500 words, including title, author‘s name, and affiliation until 15th May 2018 via the link:
Letters of acceptance/rejection will be send to the corresponding author before 15th June 2018. Registration can be done until 4th September 2018 via the link:
For organizational reasons, attendance is limited in number.

We are happy to announce that the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) will award the Young Professionals Award “Preparedness 2030“ at the conference. DKKV wants to highlight and promote outstanding theses in any field consistent with disaster reduction. The call for contributions and further information can be found at . The application deadline for the “Preparedness 2030“ Award is 1st of August 2018.

More details about the conference can be found in the attached flyer.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Potsdam!
Kind regards,
Theresia Petrow
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