Extreme sea-levels - which can cause catastrophic floods - have been mapped with greater accuracy than ever before in a new study by Dutch researchers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Deltares), published today in Nature Communications.
A new study finds positive economic effects of a slowdown in the thermohaline circulation.
Toon Haer and Sanne Muis have both been awarded a Fulbright research grant to support their research visit to the United States. The grant was officially awarded on 15 June by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, during the Fulbright Award Ceremony in The Hague.
Dr Philip Ward awarded VIDI grant to examine the socioeconomic impacts of compound river and coastal floods05-23-16
Dr Philip Ward has been awarded a prestigious VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to examine the socioeconomic impacts of compound river and coastal floods around the world.
The Dept of Environmental Policy Analysis, FALW Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and the Dept of Beliefs and Practices, Faculty of Theology, proudly announce Prof. Christopher J. Preston, University of Montana, as the first VU Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Global Environmental Change for the academic year 2016/2017.
There are still a few places open for those interested in applying for the Amsterdam Summer School on governing climate change.
As of 1 January, Wouter Botzen has been appointed Professor of Economics of Climate Change and Natural Disasters.
We are deeply saddened by the news that our colleague Dr Eleftheria Vasileiadou died on Monday 4 April after a brief illness. Eleftheria had worked at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) since 2007, first as a post-doctoral researcher and since 2009 as an Assistant Professor and co-leader of our Research Cluster Science and Values in Environmental Governance.
Over 200 enthusiastic participants were in Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute to experience the CleanSea Symposium and Premiere of the CleanSea documentary film – a milestone in the first EU FP7 interdisciplinary research project on Marine Litter, led by Dr. Heather Leslie of IVM.
Dr Pim Leonards of IVM's C&B department has been appointed as professor in Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry. Pim Leonards received an MSc in Biology from the University of Amsterdam (1990) and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the VU University (1997).
Hans Cornelissen, Marjolein Visser, Jacob de Boer en Guido van der Werf op Highly Cited Researchers 2015 lijst van Thomson Reuters.
Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the governance and politics of the environment, particularly students, researchers and practitioners.
On 19 November Oscar Widerberg from IVM’s department for Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) participated in a discussion on Swedish national radio (P1 Morgon) and news (Ekot) on the role of companies in tackling climate change.
On 10 December IVM is co-hosting an official side-event at the 21st COP of UNFCCC in Paris on Mobilising Ambitious State and Non-State Climate Action in the Paris Agreement and Beyond.