EARTH EX 2020 runs through September and October and invites companies and individuals to test out how they would cope in the event of a prolonged power failure. Here’s why you should take part.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of being prepared for so called ‘black sky’ events that disrupt infrastructure on a global scale. EARTH EX is a simulated exercise that gives you the opportunity to test your readiness for such events.
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.
“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.