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Emergency Management in Social Media Generation

Objective

EmerGent aims at understanding the positive and the negative impact of social media in emergencies in order to enhance objective and perceived safety and security of citizens before, during and after emergencies. Furthermore, EmerGent aims at strengthening the role of European companies dealing with services and products related to the aimed research and development results. EmerGent will perform studies on the communication behaviour via social media in an emergency situation and its impact on emergency management procedures with citizens and public authorities (emergency management services) involved. The understanding of critical situations, the reactions expressed through social media and the general importance and preferred types of social media will be considered. For this research new methods and tools will be developed to reinforce the communication between weakly connected (via social media) crisis-communities (citizens) and the emergency management services, supported by European associations. To handle the vast amount of valuable and distributed data new methods for Information Mining and Information Quality will be developed to classify and rate publicly available and provided data from users. With developed methodologies and software tools for the routing of mined and classified emergency relevant information from social networks, EmerGent will create a comprehensive concept for Novel Emergency Management. All analysis and impact assessment results will lead to the creation of guidelines. Hence stakeholders will be enabled to understand and get the most benefit out of social media and its integration into their processes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 980
Administrative Contact
Daniela Gerdes (Ms.)

Participants (9)

INTELLIGENCE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY SRL IES SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 510 260
Address
Via Monte Senario 98
00141 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uberto Delprato (Dr.)
OXFORD COMPUTER CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 482 251
Address
Hythe Bridge Street 23-38
OX1 2ET Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reynold Greenlaw (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 700
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tanja Heinzel
TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 316 634
Address
Tabernacle Street 30
EC2A 4UE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Junge (Dr.)
STIFTINGA VESTLANDSFORSKING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 397 360
Address
Sognahallen
6856 Sogndal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rajendra Akerkar (Prof.)
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN UNION FIRE OFFICER ASSOCIATIONS ASBL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 150 099
Address
7 Rue Christophe Plantin
2339 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Finian Joyce (Mr.)
EUROPEAN EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 220
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 79
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tony O'brien (Mr.)
STADT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 174 740
Address
Friedensplatz 1
44122 Dortmund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hauke Speth (Dr.)
CENTRUM NAUKOWO-BADAWCZE OCHRONY PRZECIWPOZAROWEJ IM. JOZEFA TULISZKOWSKIEGO - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 71 940
Address
Ulica Nadwislanska 213
05-420 Jozefow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Wołosiak (Ms.)