This document specifies a protocol that aims to cover the dissemination of the status of buildings, after the occurrence of a natural hazard or a man-made incident, in a form of an alert. The related results/alerts are communicated to the command-and-control centres of the agencies that manage the emergency.
This CWA describes an interpretation of the OASIS CAP v1.2 standard necessary to meet the needs of the public alerting in situations of potential damage.
The message can be targeted to the designated groups such as civil authorities or responders, general public or to specific individuals.
The CAP-DAMAGE profile that is proposed on this CWA defines a list of parameters so that damage information would be delivered to the interested parties (e.g. asset managers, civil protection agencies etc.) even if operating with alerting systems of different characteristics.