Digital Crisis Simulation Exercise (SimEx)

The digital Crisis Simulation Exercise (SimEx) is the latest iteration of a multi-year training lab designed to simulate disaster response strategies and actions within a realistic crisis setting. The COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted the need for remote simulation experiences to enable practicing team-based collaboration and critical thinking within a controlled, distanced environment.

The SimEx, built in Minecraft, places users directly in the heart of a war-torn country to recreate the stress and urgency inherent in disaster response situations. Users must effectively demonstrate situational awareness, communication, and devise a successful plan to safely escape the conflict and evacuate the team across an international border.

Simex Prototype