Research grant from the Swedish Research Council to TRAMPOLINE

2019-01-31

Daniel Nohrstedt and Charles Parker of the Department of Government receive funding from the Swedish Research Council for the project The Transformative Potential of Extreme Weather Events: Triggers for Disaster Risk Reduction and Development (TRAMPOLINE).

Natural hazards are often associated with dramatic images of fatalities, ravaged communities, and human suffering. At the same time, decision-makers are expected to draw lessons from natural hazards and to take measures to reduce risks and strengthen society's preparedness. The notion of disasters as a vehicle for learning and policy change is also deeply rooted in various research fields. Yet, previous research has been limited by insufficient data concerning extreme weather and hazard events and as well as policy development in different countries. We therefore have scant knowledge about whether and how natural hazard events lead to policy changes in order to reduce disaster risks.

Daniel Nohrstedt

The purpose of the TRAMPOLINE project is to develop new knowledge about how and why extreme hazard events create opportunities for countries to develop policies to strengthen disaster risk reduction. We do this through a unique global-level investigation of the relationship between extreme hazard events and policy changes at the national level.

Charles Parker

The project aims to collect and analyze new data on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction policy globally, which will generate new insights about the relationship between natural hazard events and policy change. By investigating the extent to which these events prompt policy change worldwide, the researchers will assess whether variations can be explained by income-levels, event magnitude (such as fatality-rates and economic loss), repeated exposure, or other factors. This knowledge is particularly important for low-income countries, which are disproportionally affected by natural hazards.

The TRAMPOLINE project is carried out in collaboration with researchers at the Department of Earth Sciences and the Center of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) at Uppsala University.

Research team: Daniel Nohrstedt (Department of Government), Charles Parker (Department of Government), Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Department of Earth Sciences) and Maurizio Mazzoleni (Department of Earth Sciences).

Funding: SEK 4 493 650 from the Swedish Research Council

For more information contact: Daniel Nohrstedt
Email: daniel.nohrstedt@statsvet.uu.se


The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding body, and supports research of the highest quality within all scientific fields.

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Research grant from the Swedish Research Council to TRAMPOLINE

2019-01-31

Daniel Nohrstedt and Charles Parker of the Department of Government receive funding from the Swedish Research Council for the project The Transformative Potential of Extreme Weather Events: Triggers for Disaster Risk Reduction and Development (TRAMPOLINE).

Natural hazards are often associated with dramatic images of fatalities, ravaged communities, and human suffering. At the same time, decision-makers are expected to draw lessons from natural hazards and to take measures to reduce risks and strengthen society's preparedness. The notion of disasters as a vehicle for learning and policy change is also deeply rooted in various research fields. Yet, previous research has been limited by insufficient data concerning extreme weather and hazard events and as well as policy development in different countries. We therefore have scant knowledge about whether and how natural hazard events lead to policy changes in order to reduce disaster risks.

Daniel Nohrstedt

The purpose of the TRAMPOLINE project is to develop new knowledge about how and why extreme hazard events create opportunities for countries to develop policies to strengthen disaster risk reduction. We do this through a unique global-level investigation of the relationship between extreme hazard events and policy changes at the national level.

Charles Parker

The project aims to collect and analyze new data on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction policy globally, which will generate new insights about the relationship between natural hazard events and policy change. By investigating the extent to which these events prompt policy change worldwide, the researchers will assess whether variations can be explained by income-levels, event magnitude (such as fatality-rates and economic loss), repeated exposure, or other factors. This knowledge is particularly important for low-income countries, which are disproportionally affected by natural hazards.

The TRAMPOLINE project is carried out in collaboration with researchers at the Department of Earth Sciences and the Center of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) at Uppsala University.

Research team: Daniel Nohrstedt (Department of Government), Charles Parker (Department of Government), Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Department of Earth Sciences) and Maurizio Mazzoleni (Department of Earth Sciences).

Funding: SEK 4 493 650 from the Swedish Research Council

For more information contact: Daniel Nohrstedt
Email: daniel.nohrstedt@statsvet.uu.se


The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding body, and supports research of the highest quality within all scientific fields.