HEROIC PI Jeannette Sutton was a keynote speaker at the American Meteorological Society, Summer Community Meeting on August 15, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma. She presented “Changing channels: Online Informal Communications, Disaster Warnings, and Public Response” and discussed findings from Project HEROIC research, specifically related to official communication online, citing recent analyses from the Waldo Canyon Fire. Meeting attendees consisted of practitioners, policy makers, academics, and private sector weather technologists. This day-long meeting was dedicated to the discussion of social media use for weather related events. Sutton’s presentation offered an empirical overview of social science knowledge on the uses of social media channels for communication in disaster events.
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