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Subject: Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) V1.0 Committee Specification 01 published

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the OASIS Emergency Management TC:

Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
11 April 2013


This XML-based Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Situation Reporting specification describes a set of standard reports and elements that can be used for data sharing among emergency information systems, and that provide incident information for situation awareness on which incident command can base decisions.

The prose specification and related files are available here:

Editable source  (Authoritative):



XML Schemas and Examples: 

Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of each prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP files here:


Members of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee [1] requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone. 

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] Public reviews: 
45-day public review, 04 June 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201206/msg00002.html
45-day public review, 16 November 2011: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201111/msg00004.html

[3] Approval ballot: 

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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