Canada U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment Demos New Technologies

CAUSE III Live Web Sessions:  From November 18 to 25, Defence Research and Development Canada’s  Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) will be co-leading in the third Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE III). CAUSE III is the third in a series of Canada / U.S. experiments aimed at demonstrating how new technologies can enable Canadian and U.S. emergency responders to exchange situational awareness information as an incident unfolds.

This year’s experiment will consist of two scenarios. The first scenario, which will take place from November 18-20 in Halifax, will examine the use of social media in emergency management.  The second scenario, which will take place November 24-25 near the U.S. border in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, aims to explore how emerging next-generation mobile communications tools and infrastructure can be temporarily deployed in areas with limited or no access to telecommunications infrastructure.

A series of live web sessions will take place throughout the experiment. Each session will focus on a different challenge:

  • Alerts, Warnings & Notifications
  • Social Media for Emergency Management
  • Cross-border Mutual Aid
  • Land Mobile Radio
  • Deployable LTE technologies

If you would like to participate in one or more of these sessions, please visit the CAUSE III Web site in order to register and receive instructions on how to participate.