This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to cover limitations in existing practices related with the design and planning of Search and Rescue exercises.

The CWA will specify a digital process for the planning of Search and Rescue exercises and provide recommendations on the type of digital information exchanged for Search and Rescue scenarios, the use of data models for exchanging scenario characteristics. It also aims to provide the interoperability characteristics that digital scenario specifications need to have in order to be able to be employed by the majority of scenario building tools.

This CWA is for use by organizations responsible for planning and implementation of exercises in Search and Rescue area, and particularly local, regional, national and international emergency management authorities, exercise planning teams, trainers and first responders. It is also of interest to technology providers focusing on the development of scenario building tools for Search and Rescue activities.

The CEN Workshop was kicked-off on 10 February 2022.

The CWA is now ready for public consultation. The consultation period ends on 28 April 2023.

Comments on the CWA are to be submitted by 28 April 2023 (to using the commenting form below.

Download the documents:

CWA ‘Specifications for Digital Scenarios for Crisis Management Exercises’ (pdf)

Commenting form (word)

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