Learning and usefulness stemming from collaboration in a maritime crisis management exercise in Northern Norway
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Original versionMagnussen, L. I., Carlström, E., Sørensen, J. L., Torgersen, G.-E., Hagenes, E. F., Kristiansen, E. (2018). Learning and usefulness stemming from collaboration in a maritime crisis management exercise in Northern Norway. Disaster Prevention and Management, 27(1), 129-140. doi: 10.1108/DPM-06-2017-0131
This research investigates the perceived collaboration between public, private, and volunteer organisations during maritime crisis work, with an emphasis on learning and collaboration. The purpose of this paper is to investigate participants’ perceived collaboration training in relation to learning and usefulness. The exercise studied in this research was run in the far North in Norway. It was estimated by the participants to be Europe’s most extensive exercise in 2016. Mixed methods research approach was applied, i.e. on-site observations, photos and interviews were conducted during the exercise. After the exercise, an online survey was distributed to emergency personnel holding different positions in conjunction with this exercise. Findings – As reported, the exercise contributed to new insights on the relationship between collaboration and learning. The study showed that collaborative elements in exercises contribute to perceived learning and that learning in turn had a perceived beneficial effect on actual emergency work.