13 September 2022

Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience

COPE Socials banner 22-08-2022

On August 22, 2022, the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) invited Anne Bach Nielsen, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen and Nina Blom Andersen, reader at University College Copenhagen for a talk about the LINKS EU project “Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience.

Scroll down to see the video recording of the presentation.

LINKS is a comprehensive study on disaster governance in Europe that covers five types of hazards in four different countries. In recent years, social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) have been integrated into disaster risk management for improved information gathering and collaboration across European communities. The effectiveness of SMCS on European disaster resilience, however, remains unclear, due to the use of SMCS in disasters in different ways and under diverse conditions. From this point of departure, the overall objective of LINKS is to strengthen links between technologies and society for improved European disaster resilience. The presentation touched in particular on the projects’ findings concerning the degree to which use of social media, and social media crowdsourcing are integrated parts of disaster governance in the four countries, and what seems to be potentials and obstacles to reach the citizens by applying these technologies.

Watch the entire talk and presentation in the video below