This article presents a social approach for disaster management
based on a social portal called Disasters2.0, which provides facilities
for integrating and sharing user-generated information about disasters.
The architecture of Disasters2.0 is designed following Representational
State Transfer (REST) principles and integrates external mashups such as
Google Maps. This architecture has been consumed with different clients,
including a mobile client, a multiagent system for assisting the decentralised
management of disasters and an expert system for automatically assigning
resources to disasters. As a result, the platform allows seamless collaboration of
humans and intelligent agents, and provides a novel web 2.0 approach for
multiagent and disaster management research.