A team of scientists from the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (www.cnds.se) and Uppsala University are planning a study on the role of Wikipedia during volcanic eruptions.
Pageview statistics show a spike of up to 200 000 views (e.g. Anak Krakatau eruption and associated tsunami in December 2018) at the onset of a volcanic event. In acknowledgement of this, the team want to explore the role of Wikipedia as a disaster response resource during such events, when accurate and readily accessible information can save lives. The poster will outline our current approach to this project, propose suitable methods and illustrate the work in progress.
We invite discussion on the project and hope to connect with people who could contribute to the study in any shape or form.
This project is particularly relevant to the following “Spaces” sessions at Wikimania 2019: Environmental Sustainability (e.g. disaster response) and Research.