Disaster Knowledge Gaps: Exploring the Interface Between Science and Policy for Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe
Assistant professor Kristoffer Albris has contributed to the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science with the peer-reviewed article ‘Disaster Knowledge Gaps: Exploring the Interface Between Science and Policy for Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe’. There is open access to the article, which is co-written with Kristian Cedervall Lauta and Emmanuel Raju, both UCPH.
Based on research done as part of the research project ‘Enhancing Synergies for Disaster Prevention in the European Union (ESPREssO)’, the article discusses three major issues facing European Union member states with respect to the interface between science and policy for disaster risk reduction: knowledge transfer, disaster expertise, and risk awareness.
In doing so, the article hones in on three gaps: an epistemological gap, an institutional gap, and a strategic gap. The authors argue that these gaps can help explain underlying systematic challenges for the integration between science and policy for disaster risk reduction. These gaps need to be addressed by focusing on changes at the governance level.
Read the full article on the website of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.