Research project

Reverberating Effects of Explosive Force (REEF)

This research project was carried out from December 2015 to May 2016

This six-month pilot project will contribute to understanding about the nature and impacts of the use of explosive force in populated areas, particularly those downstream from the immediate blast and fragmentation of explosive weapons. These ‘reverberating effects’ in space and time have taken on particular salience in view of the adoption of the post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Central questions to be explored in this research are the ways in which reverberating effects of explosive force could affect the implementation of the SDGs, and what the international community needs to know in order to develop appropriate responses.

Researcher(s): Christina Wille, John Borrie

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities.
In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Governments of Norway and Austria.