Friday, 22 January 2016

IMPROVER workshop hosted by Information School

Rémy Bossu, Laura Peterson and Charlotte Farras from the Euro-Med Seismological Centre (pictured alongside the iSchool's Dr Paul Reilly and Dr Dimitrinka Atanasova) visited the University last week as part of the EC Horizon 2020 project IMPROVER. The two day workshop (19-20 January), organised by Work Package leader Dr Paul Reilly, brought together researchers from the University of Sheffield and the EMSC to discuss the role of social media in disaster response.

Both partners are currently working on two deliverables for IMPROVER, which will focus on public expectations of critical infrastructure during disasters and the role of social media in creating early warning systems for people who live in disaster prone areas. These deliverables will be made available on the project website ( later this year.

The workshop also marked Dr Atanasova's last contribution to IMPROVER before she leaves the Information School in February 2016. On behalf of Dr Reilly and the iSchool, we would like to thank Dima for all her hard work on the EC projects CascEff and IMPROVER and to wish her all the best in the future.

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