Agree this is part of our work.
Erica has also responded and provided a
contact for this topic re NIST. I’m sure there are other
inputs we need to consider before finalizing the CN. Lot’s to
do in the meantime to prepare the structure and move in that
It would be great if you could survey the
JIRA for any other CAP issues/topics we need to address for
both the event discussion and the other items on our list.
should also add or take into consideration the New Zealand
list at the url in the email posted on 15 October.
There are a few topics I would like to
put on the agenda for our SC call tomorrow 10/26. I am
preparing for the CAP workshop next week and would like
these topics to be considered so that I may update
participants at the workshop.
2.0. There has been discussion in several countries
around the world about CAP 2.0. Some are considering
waiting until 2.0 is ready before implementing CAP. I
have responded strongly when approached that CAP 1.2 is
completely sufficient and 2.0 will be many years in the
making and ratification. It is my personal opinion that
waiting is risking lives that could be saved by
implementing CAP 1.2 as it stands. Also I have not seen a
driving reason to move to 2.0. I would like to know the
feelings of this SC even to the point of a formal vote in
order to provide proper guidance to ITU, WMO and member
- Order of
CAP SC work. Our primary work in the SC this past year
has been the Event list. That is addressed below.
However, I would like to present the priorities of the SC
after the event list work is complete. It appears we have
the following on our issues list to be worked:
guide for wireless emergency alerts
- CAP 1.2
- CAP 2.0
For our agenda
tomorrow, I would like to identify each of these planned
works and assign a priority to our effort to address them.
Although a vote of the SC is important, we will also want to
take this to the EMTC for a formal vote.
Last year we announced at the workshop three questions
and sent emails to hundreds (1200+) implementers to get
their thoughts on these questions and the event list in
general. I would like the SC to summarize the response
to these questions:
for the workshop: There are widely used terms with naming
conventions that conflict. For example, Warning is used
for some events and not for others in the actual term. Or
Severe Thunderstorm when the actual event is a
Thunderstorm, which may or may not be severe, or Extreme
Fire Danger versus just Fire Danger. How do we reconcile this inconsistent
for the workshop: There are some narrow terms that fall
under several different broad terms. For example, Gale
under Air Hazard and Gale under Marine Weather. Or Storm
Surge on its own versus also part of a Tropical Storm. What is the feedback on either
consolidating under a single broad term or allowing for
the same narrow term to be repeated in multiple
for the workshop: In attempting to develop the list we
found there are a number of ambiguities between both the
broad terms and narrow terms. In addition there are also
some ambiguities with the CAP categories. For example,
Air Quality in the Canadian list falls into 4 CAP
categories. How will the community address the problems
of using a very short list of broad terms given these
ambiguities? How can the list be
made most useful to achieve the goals of an event list?
I understand our process as follows. We have taken all
received input, opened issues for public review and to
update our discussions and from which we will derive the
findings to be reported in an OASIS Committee Note.
Some good background material has been provided for use
in the CN by Norm – Environment Canada. This CN will be
a working document. Provide external link to JIRA and
meeting notes. Other thoughts?
The SC has worked diligently on a combined list of
events that were contributed. Groupings of broad terms
and narrow terms have been worked through. This work is
drawing to a close with only a few dozen more terms to
go through. Provide externally accessible link to
spreadsheet or google docs. link to current Other
The presentation I gave last year at the
workshop can be found on the contributions folder of the CAP
SC at https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/emergency-cap/download.php/64143/EMTC%20Update.pptx.
Please note that all collected resources
regarding CAP can be found on the Global Disaster
Preparedness Site at https://www.preparecenter.org/sites/default/files/common-alerting-protocol-references_10.pdf.
This includes links to all previous presentations,
implementations by country, this year’s agenda and many more
In addition to the above topics, feel
free to suggest other items that should be reported to the
Elysa Jones, Chair OASIS
Emergency Management Technical Committee
Emergency Member Section Steering
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