The Future of Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Research Directions
Gin Bacon Talati, Program Officer
Katiria Ortiz, Research Associate
We held a webinar on December 13, 2017 at 1:30pm ET about our recent report Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions. During the webinar, study chair Ramesh Rao explained the key findings from the report and answered questions from the audience. Learn more by watching the webinar recording or downloading the webinar slides.
Statement of Task
An ad hoc committee will review current knowledge about how to effectively deploy and use emergency alert and warning systems and explore related future computing, engineering, and social science research needs. A workshop will be convened to capture results from recent research to include work sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and to foster dialog among technologists, social science researchers, and emergency managers. The study committee's report will summarize results from the DHS research, provide an overview of current knowledge about emergency alerts and warnings and their relationship to citizen interactions and information needs, and set forth an interdisciplinary agenda for research that will highlight gaps and future needs.
Project Scope, Timeline, Meetings and Sponsors
Related Information from Other CSTB Projects
Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2013)
Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings: A Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2013)
Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2011)