PublicSonar and RapidSOS partner to enhance incident and crisis management

Real-time social media intelligence for situational awareness

Our Joint Solution

The PublicSonar and RapidSOS Joint Solution

PublicSonar Social Media Intelligence is an online monitoring solution for incident and crisis management.

In collaboration with international public authorities and data scientists, the PublicSonar AI software is specifically designed to extract real-time information from social media and other online sources. When every second counts, you want every type of life-saving information at your fingertips, including real-time social media data.

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Our Deeper Partnership

Our long-term commitment to public safety


About PublicSonar

PublicSonar is a spin-off of two Dutch research institutes, TNO and Technical University Delft. In 2011, we conducted research into the fatal disaster at the Pukkelpop music festival. This research proved that online available information could have contributed positively to decision making. However, data can be very overwhelming when tracking incidents, crises or large events. No tools existed to tackle this challenge properly. In 2012, our founders Richard Stronkman and Hans Burghard decided to solve this problem themselves and thus, our company was born (formerly known as Twitcident / CrowdSense).

Since then, we have grown into a diverse company with a multicultural team of specialists in computer and data science and safety. We are passionate and proud that we can serve the public and private sector with our real-time solution. We are assisted by Rob Bertholee, Reinier van der Drift and Joep van Beurden. Together as our Advisory Board, they have rich experience in the public safety domain, entrepreneurship and applied intelligence.

About RapidSOS

In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 400M+ connected devices to emergency services and first responders. Through the platform, RapidSOS provides intelligent data that supports over 5,200 Emergency Communications Centers worldwide, across 150 million emergencies in 2020. Together with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, RapidSOS is supporting first responders in saving millions of lives annually.