Harbour Siren – Technical Recommendations Report


  1. Abramson, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Advanced Systems Management Group Ltd, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
This study was commissioned by Defence Research and Development Canada – Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic) as part of a project on Harbour Security that was funded by the Marine Security Coordination Fund of the Interdepartmental Marine Security Working Group (IMSWG). The document outlines a series of observations and technical recommendations resulting from a post Harbour Siren 2009 document review conducted by Advanced Systems Management Group Ltd. The review looked at the information, practices, standards, tools used during planning, execution and assessment of the Harbour Siren exercise, with the objective of the review being a set of recommendations and a near term road map for Emergency Management Interoperability (EMI) and Emergency Management System Interoperability (EMSI). The analysis provided recommendations related to: 1) the EMSI Capability Portfolio, focusing on the development/deployment voice and data interoperability capability; and 2) on Exercise Process Improvement, focusing on improving exercise planning, executions and assessment. The recommendations build on the Harbour Siren observations and provide strategies for the community to develop greater capability, flexibility, agility and adaptability in their ability to interoperate. Key areas include: A) shared community vision for voice and data communication; B) shared community understanding of requirements resulting from this shared vision; C) provision of shared situational/domain awareness; and D) enhancemen

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2010-179 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 May 2011
Number of Pages
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