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TitleUse of social media & emerging communication technologies to disseminate natural hazard information by Natural Resources Canada
AuthorBird, A; Majewski, C; Hayek, K; Edwards, W; McCormack, D
SourceCanadian Risk and Hazards Network 9th Annual symposium, Symposium presentations; by Canadian Risk and Hazards Network; 2012 p. 1-22
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120374
PublisherCanadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet)
Meeting9th Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network symposium; Vancouver, BC; CA; October 24-26, 2012
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; health hazards; earthquakes; earthquake studies; earthquake damage; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; screen captures; plots
ProgramCanadian Hazard Information Service, Canadian Hazard Information Service
AbstractPublic expectation of reliable, real-time information is constantly rising. This expectation puts increasing demands on organizations charged with monitoring hazardous events to provide this information to the public as quickly as possible, while still ensuring quality and accuracy of content.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has responded by augmenting existing information distribution mechanisms with new and varied methods for relaying natural hazard information. How these tools allow NRCan to distribute earthquake information to multiple levels of government, emergency measures organizations, news media and the public, will be discussed. In addition, interactive tools which allow the public to engage in the science of natural hazards being investigated by NRCan, are also explored.