Research interest: crisis management, disaster studies, and safety and security.
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About me

My research interest is in crisis management, disaster studies, and safety and security.

I am project leader of AREA, the Amsterdam Research on Emergency Administration in which I work together with practitioners on crisis management. I am the coordinator of the project ‘Enhancing smart disaster governance: Assessing the potential of the net-centric approach’, funded by NWO (http://disastergovernance.info/), and co-funded by Dutch Safety Regions, the Netherlands Institute for Physical Safety and by Oxfam-Novib and Cordaid. I am board member of the ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) association. Homepage: www.keesboersma.com

Publications

Anholt, R. and F.K. Boersma (2018). From security to resilience: New vistas for international responses to protracted crises. In Trump, B. D., Florin, M.-V., & Linkov, I. (Eds.). IRGC resource guide on resilience (vol. 2): Domains of resilience for complex interconnected systems. Lausanne, CH: EPFL International Risk Governance Center.

Boersma, F.K., A. Kraiukhina, R. Larruina, Z. Lehota and O. Nury (2018). A port in a storm: Spontaneous volunteering and grassroots movements in Amsterdam. A resilient approach to the (European) refugee crisis. Social Policy and Administration, early view online (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/spol.12407)

Ferguson, J., Schmidt, A., Boersma, F.K. (2018). Citizens in crisis and disaster management: Understanding barriers and opportunities for inclusion. Introduction to a special issue of Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26(2): 326-328.

Schmidt A., J.J. Wolbers, J. Ferguson and F.K. Boersma (2018). Are you Ready2Help? Conceptualizing the management of online and onsite volunteer convergence. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26(3): 338-349.

Wolbers, J.J., J.E. Ferguson, P. Groenewegen, F. Mulder and F.K. Boersma (2016). Two faces of disaster response. Transcending the dichotomy of Control and Collaboration during the Nepal earthquake relief operation. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 34(3): 419-438.

Mulder, F., J.E. Ferguson, P. Groenewegen, F.K. Boersma and J.J. Wolbers (2016). Questioning Big Data: Crowdsourcing crisis data toward an inclusive humanitarian response. Big Data and Society, Special Issue on “Critical Data Studies”, July-December: 1-13.

Boersma, F.K., L. Comfort, J. Groenendaal and J. Wolbers (2014). Incident Command Systems: A Dynamic Tension among Goals, Rules and Practice. Introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 22(1): 1-4.

Boersma, F.K., J. Fergusson, P. Groenewegen and J. Wolbers (2014). Beyond the Myth of Control: toward network switching in disaster management. In: Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference – Penn State, S.R. Hiltz, M.S. Pfaff, L. Plotnick, and A.C. Robinson (eds).

Grants

Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter “Managing disaster risk” of the report “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017” EU Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, €15.500, in 2016.

NWO grant within the Smart Governance program: ‘Enhancing Smart Disaster Governance: Assessing the potential of the net-centric approach’. PI, co-applicants: dr. Julie Ferguson, dr. Bartel van de Walle, prof. Peter Groenewegen and prof. Arjen Boin. Co-funded by Dutch Safety Regions, the Netherlands Institute for Safety, Cordaid and Oxfam Novib 2014-2019.

NWO grant for Partnership Development Smart Governance: ‘Continuation, Coordination and Cooperation of Disaster and Humanitarian Response: A Netcentric Approach to Emergency Management and Citizen Participation.’ PI, co-applicants dr. Julie Ferguson, dr. Bartel van de Walle, prof. Peter Groenewegen, prof. Scott Poole: €20.000, in 2013

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