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Author (up) Jack Pagotto; Darrell O'Donnell
Title Canada's multi-agency situational awareness system – Keeping it simple Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Atoms; Bioinformatics; Civil defense; Computer architecture; Disasters; Geographic information systems; Information dissemination; Information systems; Maps; Risk management; Virtual reality; Cap; Collaboration; Common alerting protocols; Data aggregation; Emergency management; GeoRSS; Hub; Incident; Information exchanges; Multi agencies; Open Standards; Situational awareness; System-of-systems; Information management
Abstract The Canadian Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) is rapidly becoming Canada's national system for exchanging emergency management incident-relevant information amongst multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Through the use of structured information aligned with open standards, and a centrally managed open architecture, MASAS provides a trusted virtual community with the ability to seamlessly exchange emergency management information. MASAS offers an information exchange architecture that is based around a highly resilient system of data aggregation hubs that are easily accessible directly or through third party commercial tools by emergency management officials at all levels, from the smallest community in the most remote areas of Canada's north to key federal stakeholders such as the federal Government Operations Centre or the Canadian military. This paper highlights the key design principles, experimental activities, and technology implementation strategies that are positioning MASAS as a Canadian success story in the making – from coast to coast to coast. © 2012 ISCRAM.
Address Centre for Security Science, Canada; Continuum Loop Inc., Canada
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Publisher Simon Fraser University Place of Publication Vancouver, BC Editor L. Rothkrantz, J. Ristvej, Z.Franco
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium
Track Inter-Organizational Exercises and Operations Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 182
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