The project will examine the use of smartphone apps, mass notifications via SMS and messaging on social media platforms, in efforts to alert the public and respond to emergencies.
A new PRIO-led project has been selected for funding by CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) and the CHANSE programme 'Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age'.
Digital Emergency Communication (DIGeMERGE) is a project coordinated by PRIO's Åshild Kolås and Stine Bergersen, with a research consortium that includes the IT University of Copenhagen (Vasileios-Spyridon Vlassis), University of Oulu (Mourad Oussalah) and Malmö University (Linda Paxling).
The project will study the use of digital 3.0 (many-to-many) communication during public emergencies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
The project will start in October.