New Media for Disaster Situations

New Media Workshop - January 2013 / Innsbruck

The Government of Tirol / Department of Civil Protection with great support of the EUExchange of Experts” Programme, the Federal Chancellery Vienna, Leitstelle Tirol, SynerGIS-ESRI Vienna as well as the Standortagentur Tirol and DVT Tirol have organised an international worksshop on "Social Media for Disaster Situations". Around 30 experts from Norway, Netherland, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria have participated.  

Presentations 29.01.2013:

  • WS Introduction (Bernd Noggler / Dep. of Civil Protection, Gov. of Tirol)
  • New Media for the Avalanche Service  (Patrick Nairz, Avalance Warning Service Tirol / Dep. of Civil Protection)
  • New Media at the Call & Dispatche Centre - Leitstelle Tirol (Elisabeth Klapsch / Leitstelle Tirol)
  • New Media in Austria (Christian Rupp / Federal Chancellery Vienna)
  • New Media Examples Norway Fire Service (Ove Stokkeland / Skien Fire Service - Norway)
  • Twidcident - Filtering Twitter to obtain real-time intelligence (Richard Stronkman  / Twidcident / TU Delph - Nederland)

Presentations 30.01.2013:

  • New Media and GIS / Example MapAction (Chris Phillips / MapAction - United Kingdom)
  • New Media and User generated content – mayor GIS Trends and Esri’s response to it (Günter Dörffel / SynerGIS-ESRI, Vienna)
  • New Media and Volunteers (Nicolas Hefner / THW HQ Bonn, Germany)



Bernd Noggler - Abt. Zivil- und Katastrophenschutz (Dep. of Civil Protection)