With the achievement of the first results of the project, many dissemination and communication activities have been carried out in the last six months of the LINKS project. These include participation and organisation of events and workshops and the strengthening of existing and new networks.
The purpose of the LINKS Community is multifaceted. On the one hand, it is meant to provide participants with a first-hand insight into the developments of the LINKS project and to offer them the opportunity to closely follow-up on the projects’ research findings and final results
LINKS brings together practitioners from different countries who are actively involved in the cases. Their role in the project is key to:
In LINKS, the cases serve the purpose of assessing the practical value of the LINKS Framework in four European countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands) and in the frame of five different hazard scenarios (flooding, drought, terrorism, earthquakes and industrial hazards).
A key objective of the LINKS project is to build a sustainable, multidisciplinary, stakeholder community consisting of different actors from different countries, professions and schools of thought but all interested in the field of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) in disasters. An important tool for this community is the LINKS Community Center (LCC) as it will be the technical foundation for the online community.
The LINKS Framework is the beating heart of the project. It has the ambition of governing the diversity around the uses of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS)
As we cross the one-year mark of the LINKS project there is much to reflect on, and to look forward to.
The first DRS01 Cluster Conference organised by CMINE was held on February, 4th.
This contribution intends to focus on the relations of LINKS both with the direct stakeholders who will be affected by the project outputs and with the bodies and Institutions who will give appropriate support and visibility to the project (e.g. networks, related projects, etc.).
Disaster Risk Perception and Vulnerability, Disaster Management Processes, Disaster Community Technologies are the three knowledge bases of the projects. They are the starting point of the LINKS Framework, a set of scientific methods, practical tools, and guidelines to understand, measure and govern SMCS for disasters. Let’s see the first results of our study!