Canada's Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System

Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS)

MASAS supports the distribution of authoritative alerts and situational awareness information, with a focus on non-sensitive content that can be openly shared within the greater public safety community.

Registered organizations can post and consume situational information using their own commercial-off-the-shelf and custom applications, or by using the common MASAS tools available to all MASAS participants. Much of the content is published or polled using automated applications. 

Examples of MASAS content include:

  • Current and forecasted weather and other meteorological alerts, warnings, and advisories.
  • Road closures, including planned (due to road maintenance or security operations) or imposed by natural hazards such as floods and blizzards.
  • Community closures or temporary relocations in the north or remote regions.
  • Natural hazard alerts (i.e., earthquake, tsunami, space weather).
  • Hazardous materials or incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological-nuclear or explosives agents.
  • Water/stream level sensor alerts.
  • Points of interest information (i.e., rest stations, first aid, emergency shelter, etc.).
  • Perimeters of wildfires, quarantine zones, events, etc.
  • Search and rescue activity.
  • Sandbagging operations, dike construction, pumping stations.
  • Health alerts, pandemic zone demarcation, etc.

There are multiple information exchanges, including operations, exercise, training, demonstration and development. 

To participate, public safety organizations may apply by clicking the Apply for Access button in the main menu. 

Technical suppliers to the public safety community are encouraged to visit the developers website, by clicking the Technical Website button in the main menu. 

For more information, see "About" and "Public Resources"