#CAUSE3 and #DVSROE ... a Canadian perspective

A huge bi-national experiment on the use of social media in all aspects of emergency management is currently taking place across the eastern border between Canada and the US. Federal governments, state and provincial governments, municipalities, NGOs and digital volunteers are all involved.


  1. A view of the "experiment" from an official Canadian view ...
  2. This project goes well beyond official agencies ... in fact, a principal tenet of the DVSROE (a part of the CAUSE III experiment) is to demonstrate the positive (and now essential) role of digital volunteers during emergencies. VOST or Virtual Operations Support Teams form both sides of the border are taking part. CanVOST is leading the way in Canada:
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  4. And to get a better idea of the broader scope of the CAUSE III project:
  5. The CAUSE III (or Cause #) exercise has garnered the attention of the media as well: