In its first five years of operation, EARTH EX became the world’s largest all-sector, international Black Sky exercise, with thousands of participants and corporate and government partners in more than 40 nations, spanning every continent and major land mass. The team that brought you EARTH EX is now bringing a new opportunity to be involved in a live EARTH EX event, and we are upgrading the platform to a completely new level.
EARTH EX live:
The EARTH EX Team is developing a new way to experience EARTH EX using a live multi-sector exercise with audience involvement. Watch subject matter experts from different sectors discuss their concerns and approaches to dealing with a large-scale scenario that impacts them all and how each has cross-sector concerns or an ability to help another sector solve their issues.
EARTH EX Reboot:
Raising the Bar for Disaster Planning Exercises. Building on its remarkable five-year beginning, the EARTH EX team is now working on a major upgrade. With feedback from exercise participants and partners, EIS Council is reimagining the exercise to add new capabilities that will greatly expand its functionality. When complete, the upgrade will make EARTH EX a completely new, first-of-its-kind, highly engaging interactive experience, ready for the next five years and beyond.
The Reboot team:
We engaged a unique, creative team to bring in highly advanced new ideas and opportunities for EARTH EX. The full Council staff was joined by many stakeholders and advisors for upgrade planning, including the IDEAS Orlando team with its world-class experience in developing some of the most advanced, creative and complex exercise platforms ever deployed.
2023-4 Organization-Focused Exercises:
In parallel with the EARTH EX upgrade, we are now hosting a series of online Black Sky Exercises based on previous EARTH EX exercises. These are available and FREE to play at any time, focusing on scenarios that include a wide range of disasters and risks elevating concerns worldwide, including the following scenarios. Click the links to register and play:
Important Note: These exercises all meet the requirements of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
To learn more or arrange for a personalized exercise and our 2023-24 exercises, reach out to us.
Watch the recording – interactive webinar, with video injections and open discussions with participants.
Themes include developing situational awareness, recognizing the implications of a terrorist attack on the grid and the cascading consequences that may occur.
EARTH EX black Sky exercises are self-assessed, self-evaluated exercise opportunities. Black Sky exercises are currently free to play.
Each person or organization will evaluate their level of play and readiness.
EARTH EX offers optional pre-play training workshops to maximize exercise productivity.
EARTH EX black sky exercises follow HSEEP guidelines and are perfect for meeting EMPG exercise requirements. Everyone that completes the exercise and the survey will receive a certificate of completion. EARTH EX Black Sky exercises are currently free to play:
Over 20,000 participants engaged in EARTH EX, many playing multiple times and multiple lanes.
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.
Register for our resilience exercises to enjoy the EARTH EX experience.
EARTH EX four exercises offer “Come As You Are”, no preparation exercise play, participants are encouraged to take advantage of these pre-play optional training workshops.
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.
In parallel with the EARTH EX® upgrade, we are now hosting a series of online Black Sky Exercises based on previous EARTH EX exercises. These are available FREE to play at any time, focusing on scenarios that include a wide range of the disasters and risks elevating concerns, worldwide, including: Cyber, EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse), Megafires, Extreme Flooding and Custom-designed or personalized facilitation Black Sky exercises (in your facility or online).
All exercises are focused on the following objectives to drive learning.