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2015.04.30 | Health and disease, Academic staff, Health

Defense of Doctoral Thesis: Sune Nørhøj Jespersen

CFIN researcher Sune Nørhøj Jespersen will defend his doctoral thesis on Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Tissue Microstructure

2015.04.30 | Administrative, All groups, Department of Biomedicine

Newsletter 50 April 2015

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At the European Conference on Climate Adaptation in Copenhagen, scientists, decision-makers and businesspeople from all over Europe will discuss how we can adapt to the climate changes that will inevitably take place. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.04.29 | Research, All groups, External target group

Aarhus University is main organiser of European conference on climate adaptation

On 12-14 May, scientists, politicians, businesspeople and decision-makers will gather in Copenhagen for a European conference on climate adaptation that is expected to attract 1,000 participants from all over Europe. Aarhus University heads the conference’s local organising committee.

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen is an expert in the agricultural sector's impact on the climate and the effects of climate change on food production. He has participated in a number of expert groups on a national and international level, including the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Danish government's nature and agriculture commission. (FOTO: Lise Balsby) 
In the cities and coastal areas, we must be prepared to withstand more floods, while we can look forward to producing new crops in the countryside, such as sunflowers, vines and maize. (FOTO: Colourbox)

2015.04.29 | Research, Research, All groups

Climate – the good, the bad and the unpredictable

Depending on where you are and how you adapt, climate change can mean an adventure or a nightmare. In Denmark and the other Nordic countries, there will be both advantages and disadvantages – but there is no way we can get round serious adaptation.

For the sake of controlling flooding in cities, farmers with land along a river could allow their farmland to be flooded periodically. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.04.29 | Research, Research, All groups

Farmers can help urban dwellers control flooding

Farmers can adapt their land use to help city dwellers control flooding, but the farmers require the right financial incentive, a Danish research project shows.

Our mental readiness to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle plays an important role in the process of climate adaptation. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.04.29 | Research, Research, All groups

We have to adapt our brains to climate change

The psychological aspect of climate adaptation is often underestimated, according to Simon Elsborg Nygaard, a PhD student whose work explores the connection between subjective well-being and sustainable behaviour.

Many homeowners could be facing a grim future if they don’t start taking a proactive approach to climate change. (POLFOTO)

2015.04.29 | Research, Research, All groups

New tool to help homeowners with climate adaptation

An Aarhus University scientist encourages homeowners to start getting their homes ready to handle the more extreme weather conditions of the future. A new web tool called VisAdapt (‘ShowAdapt’) makes it possible for Nordic homeowners to check whether their home is at risk and get good advice about climate-safe home renovation.

Dykes on southern Lolland protect the island’s inhabitants from frequent flooding. (Colourbox)
The ten high-risk flood areas in Denmark: Holstebro, Randers Fjord, Juelsminde, Vejle, Fredericia, Aabenraa, Odense Fjord, Køge Bay, Korsør and Naksov. The high-risk areas have been identified on the basis of an evaluation of the risk of flooding from watercourses, lakes, fjords and the sea. The list of high-risk areas was published in a2011 report from the Danish Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transport.

2015.04.29 | Research, Research, All groups

Homeowners on the low-lying island of Lolland are taking climate change in their stride

Despite the fact that the island of Lolland has been designated one of Denmark’s ten future high-risk flood areas, homeowners here are apparently unconcerned about climate change, according to a new study from the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University.

A crowd of curious people attended the Festival of Research in the Navitas building. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Jacob Sherson describing the special computer game that is helping researchers develop a quantum computer. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Visitors to the Festival of Research got their hands on the latest technology. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Is new technology a benefit or a threat? This question was central to the Festival of Research. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.

2015.05.04 | Events, Academic staff, External target group

The Festival of Research was a great success

The Navitas building on the Aarhus waterfront was buzzing with life as scientists from Aarhus University introduced their audience to the technologies of the future at the Festival of Research.

2015.04.29 | Research, All groups, External target group

Adapting to climate change: List of experts from Aarhus University

Find out which Aarhus University researchers who work on climate change and learn more about their areas of special expertise.

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