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International workshop on multi-hazards in remote areas, May 5th- 6th 2022

Published: 5/5/2022

NVE is hosting a 2-day workshop on multi-hazards and emergent risks in Northern Europe’s remote and vulnerable regions to be held in Oslo this week.

Debris avalanche in Trøndelag 2012. Photo: O.J. Kjellmark, Adressa.no

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) together with EMERGE project partners will be hosting a workshop on 5th – 6th of May 2022 at NVE in Oslo. The event will bring together researchers and operational stakeholders to begin to understand the critical research questions relating to multi-hazards in Northern Europe’s remote regions.

What is the EMERGE project?

The workshop is organized as part of a 2-year multi-hazard focused project called EMERGE, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) and formed by a new partnership between the University of Strathclyde, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, in collaboration with British Geological Survey (BGS), Newcastle University, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). This is the second workshop out of three.

Focus on weather driven hazards

EMERGE focuses on the UK, Norway, and Iceland, and it brings together experts, working in similar climatic zones, to explore weather-driven hazards – primarily extreme rainfall, landslides, and floods. The project has the central goals of understanding emergent and compounding risks across Northern Europe’s remote and vulnerable regions and fostering collaboration to create novel, cutting-edge science that is beneficial to the UK and its near neighbours.

Workshop Participants from:

  • British Geological Survey
  • Icelandic Meteorological Office
  • Newcastle University
  • Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Norwegian Public Road Administration
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Workshop programme.

Contact: Graziella Devoli, gde@nve.no