What is Situational Awareness?
Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA ) has four elements:
- extracting information from the environment;
- integrating this information with relevant internal knowledge to create a mental picture of the current situation;
- using this picture to direct further perceptual exploration in a continual perceptual cycle; and
- anticipating future events.
Taking these four elements into account, SA is defined as the continuous extraction of environmental information, the integration of this information with previous knowledge to form a coherent mental picture, and the use of that picture in directing further perception and anticipating future events
Brian Harrell - VP & CSO Avangrid U.S.