At the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre we’re working to anticipate, respond and support the recovery from disasters such as floods, droughts or wildfires. In a time of (excess of) information, it becomes increasingly important that those capable of making a difference — from policy makers to practitioners, scientists and citizens — get the right information straight from the source (reducing the noise and misunderstandings that often arise) so more lives can be saved and impacts reduced.
At the same time, these disaster events are becoming increasingly frequent and severe and as such, it is crucial that scientists/practitioners know the European Commission tools and software that they can use. Plus, a recent Eurobarometer on “What Europeans think about science and technology” reveals EU citizens (61%) think scientists working in the public sector are the most qualified to explain the impact of scientific and technological developments”. Don’t we own them that?