Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455361
Sist endret: 22. januar 2015 15:36
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455361
Sist endret: 22. januar 2015 15:36
Prosjekt

RESCUE

prosjektleder

Harald Hornmoen
ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. september 2014 Slutt: 1. september 2017

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Tittel

RESCUE

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

RESCUE is a research project funded by the SAMRISK II (Social security) program of The Research Council of Norway. RESCUE is an acronym for Researching Social Media and Collaborative Software Use in Emergency Situations. Our research question is:

How do key communicators use, evaluate and react to social media messages in emergencies, and how can their use of social media be improved to optimize their awareness of - and response to - the situation?  

The RESCUE project will develop new knowledge based models of emergency communication by studying social media use in particularly three different emergency cases:

  1. The terrorist attacks in Norway in 2011
  2. An environmental disaster, the flooding in May and June 2013 in central Europe
  3. The pandemic influenza popularly known as the swine flu.

Apart from improving our understanding how social media has been used by key crisis/risk communicators (such as crisis/risk information authorities, rescue organizations and journalists) and what impact it has had in these emergencies, the RESCUE project will identify strengths and weaknesses in usage patterns and the assessment methods that have been applied.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The RESCUE project will develop new knowledge based models of emergency communication by
studying social media use in three different emergency cases: 1. The terrorist attacks in Norway in
2011; 2. An environmental disaster, the flooding in May and June 2013 in central Europe, and 3. The
pandemic influenza popularly known as the swine flu, particularly during what was defined as its
"critical phases" in 2009. Apart from improving our understanding how social media has been used
by key crisis/risk communicators (crisis/risk information authorities, rescue organizations and
journalists) and what impact it has had in these emergencies, The RESCUE project will identify
strengths and weaknesses in usage patterns and the assessment methods that have been applied. The
second overarching objective of the project is more normative and practical: To enable improved
social media interaction in emergencies and use of social media tools in emergency communication.
Arrangements for such improved usage will be established through 1. Close dialogues with end users
and 2. On the basis of knowledge of social media use in emergencies generated through the empirical
research in the case studies. 3. By including an SME partner with special qualifications and an
outstanding record of software development and of building social websites and services. In the
process of developing social media tools for actors communicating and evaluating information in
emergencies the usage and the usability of the tools will be studied both in real-life situations and
tested in a laboratory setting.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Harald Hornmoen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Steen Steensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for medie- og samfunnsfag ved Universitetet i Stavanger

Elsebeth Frey

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Rune Ottosen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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