Continuity of operations planning helps to ensure
that essential services continue to be performed during and after a wide range
of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents and related
Continuity planning supports university goals for recovery. Effective continuity plans identify essential services, document resource needs, and provide strategies for prioritizing and continuing essential services.
The University utilizes a continuity planning platform called C-COOP. This software provides a central location to identify unit essential services and identify continuity strategies for common disruptive incidents. The C-COOP tool is an effective resource to document recovery priorities and resource needs. Completing continuity plans in C-COOP ensures clarity and visibility during University recovery efforts. C-COOP (coop.ehs.cornell.edu)
C-COOP facilitates the development of continuity plans by identifying:
Essential Service Resources – identify the unique space, specialized equipment, technologies, and vendors necessary to deliver the essential service
The type and breadth of recovery activities will vary based on the nature and scope of the emergency. However, the goal of the recovery phase is to restore the academic learning environment.