Recent years have marked a watershed in the use of new communication media during crisis situations and disasters. Citizen journalism has proliferated around the world, where news, events and oddities are recorded by ordinary people and shared globally through mediums such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other outlets.
COSMIC project will identify the most effective ways in which these new technologies and applications are being used by citizens and governments. The project will also provide instruments for all relevant stakeholders to use new information and communication technologies for the benefit of the security of all citizens.
Further information on COSMIC can be found using the following links: