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A new International Graduate Summer Course in Iceland 2014:

URBAN RESILIENCE IN DISASTER-PRONE AREAS
Iceland, 5 – 27 June 2014
Application deadline: 1 April 2014

www.earthquake.is

Iceland is a disaster prone country with extreme weather that causes floods, landslides, and avalanches as well as tragic accidents on sea and land. Iceland is also the most seismically active region in Northern Europe and has a long historical catalogue of damaging earthquakes, in addition to being notorious for its volcanic activity, the last eruptions being the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull and 2011 Grimsvotn eruptions. As a disaster prone country, Icelandic society has developed institutions and policies that create resilience in the face of disaster. As a small country, Iceland is an excellent real-world laboratory for studying societal preparation for and response to natural disasters.

The course (7.5 ECTS) will focus on the interaction between the social, technical, and natural sciences in order to strengthen urban resilience. The goal is to provide the participants with knowledge and understanding of how the interdependencies between different social, technical and natural worlds can minimize the disrupting consequences of natural hazards within communities.

This new course continues the line of international summer courses held at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland, on natural hazards. The course is held in the town of Selfoss, in a region of active natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers and strong winds.

The course is tailor-made for students who want to make crisis management, public governance and/or policy making as their profession whether they have background in technical -, or social sciences. Students from physical sciences are also welcomed to participate.

Application deadline is 1 April 2014.
For more information and to apply, visit 

www.earthquake.is

Please see the attached announcement of the course, and please forward to any that you think might be interested. If at department office, please print out and post on your announcement board.

We hope to see you in Iceland!

Mr. Ragnar Sigbjornsson, Professor and Director
Earthquake Engineering Research Centre

Mr. Sigurdur Sigursveinsson, Director
University Centre of South Iceland.

Karítas Kvaran 
Skrifstofa alþjóðasamskipta
International Office
University of Iceland




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Desde l'ICP fan crida per voluntariat

Persona contacte: Laila Pilgren / voluntariat@icp.cat

Crida 1: Excavación paleontológica en Lanzarote (ref: A.S.)

  • DESCRIPCIÓ DE L’ACTIVITAT: Trabajo de campo en una excavación al aire libre.
  • LLOC: Lanzarote (no se pagará transporte hacia Lanzarote, pero sí alojamiento y manutención)

Crida 2: Triatge de sediments (Ref: D.M.A.& Eoceno/R.M.)

  • DESCRIPCIÓ DE L’ACTIVITAT: -Triatge de restes de micromamífers a partir de concentrats procedents del rentat de sediments fossilífers.
  • LLOC: UAB

Crida 3: Documentación (ref: M.F. N&Q)

  • DESCRIPCIÓ DE L’ACTIVITAT: Organización y gestión de documentos.  Concretamente, escanear artículos científicos.
  • LLOC: UAB