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CAUSE Resiliency (West Coast) Experiment

The CAUSE Resiliency (West Coast) experiment 2011 was one of a series of projects jointly sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Centre for Security Science and supported by Emergency Management BC (EMBC). The project was managed from inception to completion by Planetworks Consulting. 

The project was designed to expose and demonstrate newly operational and emerging technologies and to guide future research and development. One key goal was to improve interoperability between systems in Canada and the United States. The experiment implemented a number of technologies and integrations and engaged operational emergency management communities in British Columbia and bordering organizations in the United States. 
 
A series of films were made from the experiment and these consist of:
- CAUSE Film Trailer - a short introduction to the main film.

 - CAUSE Project Main Film - the full length (35 minute) film showcasing the technologies and the emergency managers using them.

 

 A series of short chapters were also prepared focusing more on the project and the individual technologies:

- CAUSE Project Chapter - explaining the project, its objectives, and how it was conducted.

 
- CAUSE HAZUS Chapter - the FEMA risk analysis and damage assessment tool.
 
- CAUSE Ushahidi Chapter - the open source crowdsourcing tool.

 

- CAUSE EmerGeo Chapter - tools for emergency operations centers.

 

- CAUSE MASAS Chapter - the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System, including integration with IPAWS in the USA.

- CAUSE AMECom Chapter - communications support systems from SFU