The mission of SMDRM Task Force is to identify, understand, and address the challenges for improving adoption of non-traditional social media data for disaster management by taking a collaborative approach between researchers and practitioners in disaster management to co-design solutions.
In particular, practitioners widely recognise the potential of accessing timely information from citizen-generated data on social media, however, integrating it as supplemental information within traditional information systems of emergency management services is a complex challenge. The task force members have been actively engaged in organizing workshops to increase collaborations between researchers and practitioners to identify various challenges and discover solutions, which includes the first inaugural workshop [Lorini et al., 2021] in December 2020.
This survey is based on lessons learned during the 2021 inaugural workshop titled, “Social Media for Disaster Risk Management: Researchers meet Practitioners”, conducted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and members of its Social Media-driven Disaster Risk Management Task Force.
If you are an expert in emergency and disaster management, we seek your help in this scientific study to understand the current usage of social media among emergency management professionals.
The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes and the Task Force would appreciate your time participating in this study!
At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to further contribute through participation in a future focus group (optional).
In case of any question you can contact us at the email addresses listed below in the page.