ProjectCommunitySOS

Competence Areas at RISE ICT
CommunitySOS

The core goal of our project is to provide communities with a flexible platform that empowers them to support each other in situations of environmental disasters. The web-based platform will consists of a combination of social media, interactive maps, and a web-based application. By providing such platform, we will contribute to the creation of a robust sense of belonging to the community, as well as a stronger sense of autonomy and self-empowerment. Both are key features, in a crowded world, where it is not always possible to rely on help from the system. With a small tool, we contribute to motivating people to give their best and support each other. Our goal is not to substitute institutional help, we do not have neither the ability nor the ambition to do this. [Residents help build up dykes on the Hon]  Institutional help mostly takes care at life or health threatening emergencies. We would like our tool to support, for more practical issues, aiming at getting back to normality: getting rid of wet furnitures, wet walls, mud. Our goal is to assist people and, possibly, institutions, by organizing the genuine and spontaneous strength of the Community.