Common understanding of the information exchanged in response operations
Limits in the ability to ensure a common understanding of the information exchanged ( , symbology) by all managers involved in the operations
Different organisations and countries that are not collaborating in daily business may have to work together in large during which a common understanding of the situation and access to the latest information is crucial. The barriers between units come from different natural languages but mainly from different and taxonomy. There is ongoing work towards symbology harmonisation (INDIGO) but they are not implemented widely. Priority areas where common is needed have to be identified and a standard terminology needs to be agreed in such areas. Tools and mechanisms to support the dissemination and implementation of common terminology are necessary, as well as exercises to support the harmonisation of terminology or the mutual understanding of different terminologies.
References in the literature: this is well recognised and detailed in the literature
Rationale & related CM function(s)
DRIVER+ project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research,