Project 14: Social media for Emergency Management
NGIS investigated leading and emerging best practice in relation to the use of social media for improving location enabled information sharing between emergency management agencies and the affected community. The report showcased a number of useful examples and also provided a roadmap for future work, recommending the need for further targeted R&D, promotion and implementation trials in this area.
Taking our lead from the Taskforce, and in the spirit of the subject matter, we have been committed to conducting this project ‘out in the open’ and actively seeking input from the crowd.
With a very short project timeline, we relied to a large degree on the input from two key target stakeholder groups – the EM professional community and the 2.0 community. This led to a ‘short, sharp and snappy’ stakeholder engagement model with crowdsourced input contributing to all deliverables & outcomes, with the beginnings of a community of interest around our website (http://gov2em.net.au) as a hoped-for added outcome of the project.
What we learned was that at a ‘practitioner’ level, there are many fantastic people, ideas and initiatives. What is needed is more coordination, promotion, executive awareness raising, targeted R&D and implementation trials.
- Project 14 Report DOC (6217k)