Summary of the" Black Swans" workshop in Stavanger, Norway - 20 February 2014

20 February this year a workshop on black swan risk was held at University of Stavanger Norway.  The concept of black swan has gained a lot of attention recently and is a hot topic in many forums that discuss safety and risk. Also in the scientific community it has been focused in the aftermath of Nassib Taleb’s best-selling book The Black Swan (2007).  The workshop addressed a number of issues linked to the challenge of conceptualising black swan type of risk, and how to confront it (assess and manage it).   Some of the issues addressed were: