We shared the lessons learned from a global resilience exercise based on a wide-scale power outage – a ‘black sky’ event. What can we learn from simulating a catastrophe and how does it help us to build cross-sector resilience?
Resilience Shift has partnered with Resilience First to present the early findings from EARTH EX III//19, prior to the full report being published on the Resilience Shift website later this year.
Our infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent. A major incident in one location can cascade rapidly and have an impact on critical infrastructure systems elsewhere, affecting their ability to function, to connect communities, provide essential services, or to protect society. A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) as “a […]
The Resilience Shift will be sharing the early findings from EARTH EX in early December in a joint event with Resilience First and the Electric Infrastructure Security Council.
Organisations and individuals are often unprepared for extended power failures. Now they can test these scenarios by participating in the EARTH EX black sky simulation. Xavi Aldea explains why this matters and how it can help to better prepare for resilience.
“This year we put you in the decision-making seat – you have to choose what to do, and then follow that path. It’s going to be a very unique environment to work through.”
John Heltzel wants you – and your organisation – to join EARTH EX 2019 to test your resilience to a ‘black sky’ event. His experiences leading emergency response motivated him to help others become more prepared.
The global resilience exercise EARTH EX is open to play from 21 Aug to 31 Oct 2019. It’s a powerful way to understand what a lack of resilience means in a real-world scenario for businesses and for individuals. Register now for start of play on 21 August 2019. In English, Spanish and Hebrew.