Disaster and Drinks - Space Weather – University of Copenhagen

Disaster and Drinks - Space Weather

COPE (Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research) is initiating a monthly networking event with one disaster-related theme in focus each time. There will be cheap cocktails at student/disaster-interested-friendly prices, spirited discussions and some COPE-sponsored snacks. For each meeting, we will invite someone to talk for 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. That’s it. Interesting people, cocktails and disastertalks

This time: 
Rico Belhke (DTU SPACE National Space Institute),"Space Weather: One of the Biggest Threats to Denmark?"

But, what is space weather?!

"Water and food-borne diseases, nuclear accidents, chemical accidents, maritime accidents, transport accidents, cyber incidents, terror incidents and space weather completed the list.

Space weather may sound like a bit of an oddity, but Beredskabsstyrelsen points to a strong solar storm shutting down air traffic in Sweden for a day in 2015.

Beredskabsstyrelsen contends that a series of warning systems and emergency capacities should be developed to tackle the threats as Danish society has become more vulnerable as its dependency on technology has increased."

Read the full report (in Danish) here: http://brs.dk/viden/publikationer/Documents/Nationalt-Risikobillede-2017.pdf