Research Group 'Societal Security, Safety, Engineering, Environment and Emergency preparedness' (S3E3)

The Research Group (RG S3E3) at the UiT Department of Technology and Safety (ITS/Faculty of Science and Technology) contributes to information sharing and scholarly debates in its field, thus creating synergies and new constellations for research and publication among its members. The aim is to maintain disciplinary plurality but at the same time benefit from multi- and interdisciplinary insights.The RG also functions as a forum to discuss and evaluate new project generation and funding opportunities. Since 2016, the RG organizes annually an international UiT Societal Security Workshop, where leading scholars in the field, external project partners and participants, staff members and students come together in order to promote and benefit from knowledge sharing and cooperation. In terms of its members’ research and output, the RG aims at becoming a recognized consort of excellence in its field both nationally and internationally.


The scope of the RG is a subject to change and re-evaluation, depending on the development of its members’ research interests, new members and new projects. It is an aim of the RG to develop multi- and interdisciplinary research within the common fields of interest. 


 Societal security, safety and emergencies:

  • Crisis and emergency management, including the whole range of the crisis cycle, i.e. risk assessment, prevention, preparedness, warning, response, recovery, post-crisis learning and other related dimensions.
  • Critical infrastructure, i.e. an asset, system or part thereof, which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact as a result of the failure to maintain those functions.
  • Safety management, i.e.  a systematic approach to managing safety, including, but not limiting to, the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.

Environment and engineering

  • Environmental management and risks, focusing, in a broad sense on the management of ecosystems and natural resources, and the environmental risks and potential harmful consequences of human activities on the environment.

RG coordinator/contact:

Christer Henrik Pursiainen, Professor
Tlf.: (+47) 77660387
Email:  christer.h.pursiainen@uit.no

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Past events 

4th UiT Societal Security Workshop, 5-6 November 2019, Campus Harstad 

3rd UiT Societal Security Workshop15-16 November 2018

2nd UiT Societal Security Workshop, 23 November 2017

1st UiT Societal Security and Safety Workshop, 28 November 2016