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


The RESCUE project comprises six work packages. The work packages relate to one another and to the management structure.

The work done in WP 1 secures the necessary protocols, routines and models to be adopted by the case studies in WP 2-4, which will be carried out simultaneously. The findings of WP 2-4 will then be used as a basis for the testing in WP 5, and WP 6 will secure that new tools will be developed on the basis of the findings of WP 2-5.




WP 1: Development of criteria and models for optimal crisis communication

WP 2: Case study: The terrorist attacks in Norway 2011

WP 3: Case Study: Local Environmental Disaster

WP 4: Case Study: Social media, “swine flu” and pandemic flu preparedness

WP 5: Case Study: Psychophysiological reactions to using social media in emergencies

WP 6: Development of tools for social media evaluation and emergency management