Shared awareness of status and planned efforts in CM operations

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Motivation

Insufficient understanding of the overall current and planned efforts as well current strategies across organizations during a

Relevant hazards
Potential Solutions
Following solutions could be addressing this gap.

There is insufficient situational awareness of the overall status, progress and planned efforts during relief operations both for the current situation, and to anticipate upcoming deployments (strategy).

Large-scale incident requires a coordinated effort across multiple agencies and jurisdictions. This implies to know, in real time, the availability, location and status of all resources, and to anticipate timelines for delivery.

As agencies rely on different techniques and tools to track their resources, it might be clear what one agency has available but there is no ability to obtain a holistic picture for incident command.

References in the literature: this is well identified and documented in the literature.

Rationale & related CM function(s)

Systematic monitoring and data collection during ‘protection’ need to cover information on status of resources and planned efforts and share it, thus increasing awareness of participating organisations.
Coordinated operations planning takes into account committed organizational resources, their status, and likely courses of action.
Shared situational awareness is maintained by collecting information from variety of sources, including information of own resources and intended actions, developing and sustaining a Common Operational Picture (COP), and disseminating COP.
Coordinated tasking and resource management assumes availability of information and shared understanding of the status of resources, committed by each participating organisation, and its intended course of action (or ‘strategy’).