Evaluating the co-production of a near real time Earthquake Aftershock forecasting tool for humanitarian risk assessment and emergency planning

Keira Quinn, M Hope, John McCloskey, M NicBhloscaidh, Abigail Jimenez

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    Concern Worldwide and the University of Ulster Geophysics Research Group are engaged in a project to co-produce a suite of software and mapping tools to assess aftershock hazard in near real-time during the emergency response phase of earthquake disaster, and inform humanitarian emergency planning and response activities. This paper uses a social learning approach to evaluate this co-production process. Following Wenger (1999) we differentiate between the earthquake science and humanitarian communities of practice (CoP) along three dimensions: enterprise (the purpose of CoPs and the problems participants are working to address), repertoire (knowledge, skills, language), and identity (values and boundaries). We examine the effectiveness of learning between CoP, focusing on boundary work and objects, and various organisational structures and aspects of the wider political economy of learning that enable and hinder the co-production process. We conclude by identifying a number of ways to more effectively integrate earthquake science into humanitarian decision-making, policy development and programme design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2015
    EventEuropean Geosciences Union
    General Assembly: EGU
    - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 12 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
    https://www.egu2015.eu/

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Geosciences Union
    General Assembly
    Abbreviated titleEGU
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period12/04/1517/04/15
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    Keywords

    • NGO
    • Aftershock

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    Quinn, K., Hope, M., McCloskey, J., NicBhloscaidh, M., & Jimenez, A. (2015). Evaluating the co-production of a near real time Earthquake Aftershock forecasting tool for humanitarian risk assessment and emergency planning. Abstract from European Geosciences Union
    General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.