EARTH EX 2022 – coming soon – Fall 2022

EARTH EX has become the largest resilience exercise in history, with participation from all corporate and government sectors, individuals, families, and communities in more than 40 nations on six continents.

This year’s exercise is focused on instability in the world and the potential harm the electric grid may face as well as the cascading consequences all may experience if the grid is attacked.

When is EARTH EX 2022?

EARTH EX is live 1 September and will be available for play continuously through 31 December 2022. The exercise features multiple “lanes,” providing detailed guidance for organizations in many different sectors.

Why Play EARTH EX 2022?

EARTH EX is offered by EIS Council as a free service for all participants, worldwide. With the rapid growth in the pace and scale of disasters and their global effects, the need for a worldwide cross-sector exercise is becoming increasingly apparent.   EARTH EX is the single, largest opportunity for people and organizations everywhere to prepare for both conventional and complex catastrophes.



What to Expect

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Who Should Play EARTH EX-2022

Everyone – there is an Individual and Family Functional Area that is perfect for everyone to participate. Six additional functional areas support in-depth play for organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Within those six areas, thirty-eight unique lanes address nearly all of the functions that make up the modern, highly interconnected, and interdependent world.

New features in this year’s exercise

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This year’s themes include developing situational awareness, recognizing the implications of a terrorist attack on the grid and the cascading consequences that may occur.

EARTH EX Evaluation

EARTH EX is a self-assessed, self-evaluated exercise opportunity.

Each person or organization will evaluate their level of play and readiness.

EARTH EX Preparation

EARTH EX offers optional pre-play training workshops to maximize exercise productivity.

Grants and Certificates

EARTH EX follows HSEEP guidelines and is perfect for meeting EMPG exercise requirements. Everyone that completes the exercise and the survey will receive a certificate of completion.

Crisis readiness
for our interconnected world

In 2021 over 12,000 participants engaged in EARTH EX, many playing multiple times and multiple lanes.

Again, this year, participants can register to play multiple functional areas and lanes.

Playing EARTH EX

EARTH EX is a highly adaptable and flexible exercise built to support virtual play.

Uniquely configured, EARTH EX is excellent as an individual exercise. EARTH EX can also drive group play such as a section or team.

With local facilitation, it can drive significant organizational elements like an emergency operations center or corporate boardroom discussion.

EARTH EX provides all of the information needed to support these environments, including User and Facilitator Guides.


While EARTH EX offers “Come As You Are”, no preparation exercise play, participants are encouraged to take advantage of these pre-play optional training workshops.

EARTH EX 2022 Functional Areas

The EARTH EX design supports cross-sector awareness using customized injects to advance play. Participants can sign up and play one or more of the exercise areas listed below.

  • Individuals and Families
  • Leaders and Communities
  • Government Functions
  • Medical and Health Care Functions
  • Critical Infrastructure – Utility Functions
  • Private Sector and Financial Functions
  • Communications and IT Operations

EARTH EX-2022 Training and Resilience Objectives

EARTH EX-2022 is focused on the following objectives to drive learning.

  • Improving planning for actions in response to a catastrophic event
  • Refining and developing restoration priorities and support concepts
  • Educating about the tools and capabilities required
  • Developing internal and external future training and support requirements

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