Technologies for Alerts and Warnings: Past, Present, and Future


• What technologies are currently being used or developed to provide alerts and warnings? How will the public use these technologies, and what are the implications for CMAS today and in the future?




Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine

Robert Dudgeon, City of San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management

David Waldrop, Microsoft Corporation

Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland, College Park




John H. Sorensen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Breakout Sessions


  • What are key research results and lessons learned related to public response?

  • What are the implications of these results for current, planned, and future alert and warning systems that use mobile devices?

  • What gaps exist in our understanding?

  • What additional research might improve our understanding of public responses to alerts?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

8:30 a.m.

Breakout Report Back


Public Education and Training


  • How do public education and training activities affect the public response to alerts? What can we learn from past and current public education campaigns?

  • What are the implications for CMAS?

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