ECCA 2023 Connectivity Hub

ECCA 2023 Connectivity Hub

Published on 15 June 2023

A short video introducing the Connectivity Hub tool, how it is can be used in practice, and important next steps to advance its scope and reach.

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Transcript
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The PLACARD Connectivity Hub
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Too much information exists online...
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Fragmented
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Reinforces a lack of coordination
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Creates knowledge silos
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How can people find up-to-date, relevant information that matches their needs?
00:53
This requires:
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A new mindset
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Investment in key knowledge management practices
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Collective will to operate in ways that make finding and sharing information easier
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But what will this look like in practice using the Connectivity Hub?
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Meet Emma...
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a healthcare professional, who is checking their local news and reads that a cold snap is heading to Australia
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A cold snap?
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Let's try searching what it means online...
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Emma's friend tells her about a search engine he used at work...
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Emma, you should definitely check out the Connectivity Hub tool! You can: Visualise and find relevant knowledge on climate change and disaster risk Explore different sources See definitions for key terms!
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Emma realises she can use the Connectivity Hub to learn more about this 'cold snap' phenomenon!
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The Connectivity Hub produces a pool of content connected to the keyword 'cold waves'...
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Keywords
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Projects and Articles
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Organisations
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Definitions Related terms Scope notes Synonyms
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Keywords
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Glossaries
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Thesauri
02:26
Taxonomies
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What are taxonomies?
02:30
Disaster
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Disaster risk
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Disaster management
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Disaster risk reduction
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Disaster risk management
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But different platforms may use different terms to describe the same concept...
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EU projects like MAIA and Directed are helping tackle this issue...
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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DISASTER RISK
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Let's look at an example!
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"Real world labs"
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So how will this information be visualised in the Connectivity Hub?
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Let's have a look at 'nature-based solutions'...
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Let's return to Emma's search results...
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"A cold wave, sometimes known as a cold snap or deep freeze, is a weather event involving a cooling of the air, or the invasion of very cold air, over a large area"
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Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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'cold snap'
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'deep freeze'
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'cold wave'
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"A cold wave can be defined as marked and unusually cold weather, which can be associated with a sharp and significant drop of air temperatures near the Earth's surface and persisting for at least two consecutive days. A cold spell, in contrast, refers to a persistent period of abnormally cold weather."
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Source: UNDRR (2021)
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Wow that was fast and easy to use! I now  know...
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What a cold snap is and how it relates to similar hazards
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Relevant knowledge and activities
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A range of platforms and organisations to explore further
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To find out more please contact: [email protected] [email protected]
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References: Google Trends. (2023). Climate and Environment. The Guardian. (2023). Cold snap to sweep Australia's south-east with temperatures set to drop up to 8C below average. Photograph: Joe Castro/AAP. Gill, J.C., Duncan, M., Ciurean, R., Smale, L., Stuparu, D., Schlumberger, J, de Ruiter M., Tiggeloven, T., Torresan, S., Gottardo, S., Mysiak, J., Harris, R., Petrescu, E. C., Girard, T., Khazai, B., Claassen, J., Dai, R., Champion, A., Daloz, A. S., … Ward, P. 2022. MYRIAD-EU D1.2 Handbook of Multihazard, Multi-Risk Definitions and Concepts. H2020 MYRIAD-EU Project, grant agreement number 101003276, pp 75. UNDRR-ISC. (2020). Hazard definition and classification review (technical report). Available at: https://www.undrr.org/publication/hazard-definition-and-classification-review-technical-report. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (2023). Cold waves.
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www.placard-network.eu https://directedproject.eu/ https://maia-project.eu/