Show your Data!
20 January 2022, 4pm - 6pm, online via Zoom. Register here(cliccs-synthesis.cen"AT"uni-hamburg.de) until January 19.
Guest speaker: Anselm Vogler
Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH)
The CLICCS Convent is one of the central elements of our cluster of excellence. It aims at building the CLICCS community by pushing forward the synthesis, relevance, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary exchange of our research. In this session, the convent introduces a new initiative within and for the CLICCS Community: Show Your Data!
In this initiative, we seek to facilitate discussions and collaborations among CLICCS researchers via and with existing data, about problems and obstacles of data collection, data production and dissemination. The aim is to create a platform that allows CLICCS researchers to discuss what kind of data they work on, current problems with data production, questions to the CLICCS community, or past experience and advise you have for others! The goal is neither to report results nor to focus on specific kinds of data, but to appreciate the diversity of data and establish a series of sessions in which interested CLICCS researchers can present and discuss their data and related issues.
The initial session will be part of the Convent and consists of two parts:
Introducing data management in CLICCS (4-5pm): Achim Oberg and Jan Wilkens will present the idea and goals of the initiative and a great team of CLICCS experts on data management in the Cluster will give brief introductions to their work and the ways they can support you with data management and answer questions regarding CLICCS specific requirements on data handling. To this end, Annika Jahnke-Bornemann, Felix Ament, Stefan Kern and Remon Sadikni (Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC)), Ivonne Anders (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ)) and Felicia Brisc (CEN Climate Visualization Laboratory) will provide brief inputs.
First Session “Show Your Data!” (5-6pm): We’re very happy that Anselm Vogler agreed to present and discuss his data. Anselm Vogler is a research associate at IFSH. Since April 2020, he has been working in the CLICCS project B3 "Conflict and Cooperation at the Interface of Climate and Security". In his dissertation project, he firstly investigates in which form military and defense policy makers represent climate change as a threat and in which form these representations differ from those of "civilian" institutions. If Corona allows, further investigations of defense bureaucracies in case and field studies will follow. Two data sets were created for the project:
(a) First, a corpus of over 350 publicly available security policy strategy documents (white papers, national security strategies, military doctrines, etc.) from 93 countries in 6 languages was qualitatively analyzed. This content analysis collected all statements from these documents that provide information on three classic questions of security construction: "Who or what poses a threat?" - "Whose security is threatened?" - "What actions should be taken?".
(b) Next, NDC texts were analyzed from those 41 countries for which security strategy documents were found that were explicitly published by defense ministries (i.e., not by general staffs, governments, or National Security Councils). This second content analysis examined the ways in which climate change is presented as a threat in these documents.
Together, the two content analyses allow for a comparison of how climate change is portrayed as a threat between military and civilian ministries (because NDCs are always authored by coalitions of non-defense ministries).
His questions for this session are:
1. Which insights from your projects could be important for me?
2. And in what way would my data be interesting for your project?