Photo: Norwegian People's Aid
Photo: Norwegian People's Aid

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.