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Social Media in Disaster Management
Group: Water and Climate Risk, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jeroen Aerts
Co-promotors: Dr. Brenden Jongman, Dr. Hans de Moel
This Ph.D. research focusses on the use of social media in disaster management. First, a global flood detection model is created. To this extend, tweets in 12 languages are collected, localized based on the mentions of locations, classified as flood-related or not. Finally, these localized and classified tweets are used to detect enhanced flood-related Twitter activity in about certain regions, which can then be labelled as floods. In addition, we perform a study on the integration of social media data in damage assessments.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.