The aims and objectives of the COSMIC project include the following:
- To explore new and emerging communication technologies and applications and provide insight into the most effective ways to utilize this media to promote the safety and security of citizens in crisis situations.
- To assist better communication and better information gathering for authorities and first responders.
- To examine the potential roles and ethics for citizen participation in emergency response.
- To produce guidelines that will assist authorities and first responders in deploying new and emerging communication technologies and applications to better protect citizens in crisis situations.