RESCUE research on social media and collaborative software use in emergencies (2014-2017)

RESCUE meeting in Oslo

Meeting Oslo
by evagold

The last consortium meeting took place in Oslo at the 16th and 17th of October 2015. Fortunately, members of the advisory board also found time to join essential parts of the discussion (either face-to-face or online).

The first day started with a case study presentation with our advisory board. We explained to them what have we achieved so far in the different cases and what updates (e.g. the flu pandemic case moved on to Ebola) were added. Furthermore, the tool development – especially the application of a usability approach – was presented to the advisory board. The focus on the understanding of users’ key goals led to fruitful feedback and discussion about work flows, which social media platforms to include, existing tools and the media business, as well as the needs of different actors.

After updates on the status of the partners’ unique research within the RESCUE team​ Anna Grøndahl Larsen presented her PhD project concerning risk reporting in a digital age to round off the first day.

On Saturday, the RESCUE team set the stage for further tool development and the usability tests. In addition, methodologies and practicalities concerning the processing of tweets were discussed. Finally, we considered and developed our paper plans for conference presentations.


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