April 10, 2018
Thanks to the research done by Mark Haselkorn and CoSSaR last year, six regional agencies--Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol, and King County Metro--have formally agreed to work together as the Seattle Area Joint Operations Group (SAJOG).
March 1, 2018
The final report includes several recommendations based on the outcomes of the initial research, including enhancement of the cross-agency information sharing environment, as well as improved communication with the commuting public.
September 27, 2017
CoSSaR's Dr. Scott Miles will be leading a reconnaissance research team to Mexico from October 1 - 10, 2017. Sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Learning from Earthquakes Program, Dr. Miles and three other researchers will study the roles, impacts, and experiences associated with Mexico’s earthquake early warning system after the recent earthquakes.
August 28, 2017
For the second year in a row, the Maritime Security West and the Marine Law Enforcement (MLE) Conference will join forces to bring the largest and most comprehensive maritime security and law enforcement event to Tacoma, Washington.
March 15, 2017
CoSSaR is announcing the 2017 spring session of the quarterly Speaker Series: Speaker: General Randy “Church” Kee Topic: Operationally Driven Science and Technology in support of Arctic Maritime Responders Date: Wednesday, April 12th 2017 Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM Location: UW Seattle Campus, Husky Union Bldg (HUB) room 145. Campus Map: Map Event is open to the public,...
May 23, 2016
The New Yorker’s 2016 Pulitzer winning article “The Really Big One” presents an informative, yet terrifying overview of what Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia will experience when, after 316 years of building pressure (and counting), the Cascadia Subduction zone breaks free, resulting in the largest North American natural disaster in the modern era....
HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes HCDE and CoSSaR's involvement with Cascadia Rising, an exercise simulating the field response of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, on the United States government's Information Sharing Environment blog.
February 5, 2016
CoSsaR is partnering with the Washington National Guard to conduct research around Cascadia Rising – a four-day exercise simulating a magnitude 9 earthquake (and subsequent tsunami) – and practice emergency response planning and coordination.
September 23, 2015
In the wake of September 11th the US government underscored the importance of information sharing and integration to prevent future major attacks. As the 9/11 Commission put it, “The importance of integrated, all-source analysis cannot be overstated. Without it, it is not possible to ‘connect the dots.’ No one component holds all the relevant information.”...
March 11, 2015
ISE Blog: Introducing The University of Washington’s Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)
INTRODUCING THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’S CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS FOR SECURITY, SAFETY AND REGIONAL RESILIENCE (COSSAR) A new research center at the University of Washington is working with the Puget Sound community and government partners to understand and support the information sharing requirements to deliver round-the-clock security and safety services. The University of Washington, through...