RESCUE research on social media use in emergencies

Advisory board

Hildegunn Fallang. Journalist. Fallang survived the Utøya terrorist attack in Norway.

Henriette Magnussen. Web Editor of, and Senior Adviser at the Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB), Norway.

Hannu-Pekka Laiho is the Communication Director of Finland’s Red Cross (Röda Kors), situated in Helsinki, Finland

Thomas Meier. Head of public relations at the state fire brigade in Styria, Austria, will also send us his reflections on the questions of optimal crisis communication beforehand

Werner Müllner. Deputy Editor in Chief & CIO of APA, the Austrian Press Agency, the national news bureau of Austria.

Odd Einar Olsen. Professor in Risk Management and Societal Safety at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Nick Phin. Head of the Pandemic Flu Office and Legionella Section,The Health Protection Agency (HPA), UK.

Ingeborg Volan. Special advisor on social media, Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation (NRK), Norway.