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Science and Technology International Engagements Videos

International Engagements Videos

The following videos highlight S&T and our international engagements.

CAUSE V

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Security Science, conducted the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) from Nov. 15 to 16, 2017. In this experiment, emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border tested their mutual capabilities and cooperation in response to a volcanic eruption and crater collapse scenario at Mt. Baker.

CAUSE II - French

This video is the French version of the CAUSE II video, providing audio and caption text in French. This is a story of emergency managers in Maine and New Brunswick preparing to deal with disasters and some of the technologies being developed to help. They were brought together in a cross-border experiment in 2013 called the Canada-U.S. Resiliency Experiment II, commonly called CAUSE II.

CAUSE II

This is a story of emergency managers in Maine and New Brunswick preparing to deal with disasters and some of the technologies being developed to help. They were brought together in a cross-border experiment in 2013 called the Canada U.S. Resiliency Experiment II commonly called CAUSE II.

CAUSE III

This video presents an overview of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE), an ongoing program in support of President Obama's and Prime Minister Harper’s Beyond the Border Action Plan. It is a series of experiments that test and evaluate technologies and processes that enable cross-border information sharing. Specific focus areas that CAUSE has explored include: coordination of local, state, provincial and national incident management and alerting systems across border; public safety broadband and deployable LTE; cross border request and acquisition of mutual aid; and using social media to enhance decision making in emergency management. The third CAUSE experiment, known as CAUSE III, took place in fall 2014.

Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE) IV Introduction

The 2016 CAUSE IV experiment between the United States and Canada was held April 26-28, 2016, at the Blue Water Bridge, the second busiest crossing between the U.S. and Canada, along the border of Michigan and Ontario. Following the successes of CAUSE III, which occurred in fall 2014, the CAUSE IV experiment aims to act as a catalyst for building relationships in support of the U.S.-Canadian Beyond the Border Action Plan. The objectives of the CAUSE series are to explore how to build a binational communications interoperability capability and to connect, test and demonstrate emerging operational technologies available between the two countries.

CAUSE IV Scenario 1

The CAUSE IV Scenario 1 video focuses on maintaining interoperable communications between U.S. and Canadian hospitals and their ambulances crossing back and forth across the international border—something that has been impossible to this point because the two countries operate on different cellular systems.

CAUSE IV Scenario 2

The CAUSE IV Scenario 2 video focuses on using alerts and warnings, social media, and existing public communications channels like 2-1-1 to alert the public about an impending tornado, gather information for targeting response efforts, and assessing damage quickly.

International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI)

This video provides an overview of how in 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), along with its international partners, established the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation. It addresses at a high level how the Forum will seek to consolidate gaps and expand the global first responder market.

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