EmerGent @ VGBF annual conference on social media and gis

The “Vereinigung für Gefahrstoff- und Brandschutzforschung“ (VGBF) is an association dedicated to research dangerous material and fire prevention in Salzburg, Austria. During this year’s annual conference, the use of geographical information systems (GIS) was presented and how social media can be a potential addition to them. The resulting synergy effects were presented during the conference. The EmerGent project and latest results of the research about the utility of social media for the emergency services were also presented. In addition, the representatives of the project participated and helped to form a workshop about the use of social media for the civil hazard prevention.

D6.2 has been finalized

In this deliverable a concept is established regarding validation and verification in EmerGent. Main findings can be found in the summary listed in the Publications part of our website.

Video of the EmerGent IT-System Architecture published

Look at our new video on the EmerGent IT-System Architecture for C2A and A2C.

Deliverables about technical components have been finalized

Deliverables 5.4 and 5.5 have been finished by the EmerGent consortium. The Topics dealt with refer to Information gathering (D5.4) and Information Routing (D5.5). You can have a closer look on the summaries in the Publications part of our website.

Emergency Services’ use of Social Media in Emergencies

We conducted a survey for Emergency Services to evaluate Social Media in emergency situations. Now you can find a graphical presentation of our findings from the survey under Press Releases.

For more information click HERE.

D7.6 has been finalized

This document provides a description of the European Data Protection and Privacy laws relevant to the EmerGent project. The EU Data Protection Directive is discussed, which acts as a guideline for data protection laws in each EU country. The laws based upon this directive in a number of EU countries are investigated as well. Further information are available in the summary of the Deliverable.

The European Commission published results from our survey among ES

The results of the survey we conducted have been picked up by the european commission and can be reviewed here in english and on the Publications part in our Website.

Deliverable about System Architecture has been finalized

Our overall system architecture has been specified in the Deliverable 6.1. You can find a summary on the Publications part of our website.

Translations of our Survey Results from 12/12/2014 available

Results of our survey of emergency service staff attitudes towards social media have been translated into a German and Slovenian version.

D4.6 has been finalized

We have specified our Information Mining and Information Quality components. You can have a look at the findings summed up in a nutshell on the Publications part of our website.