For the 7th year in a row, TIDES participated in the WEST Conference, a conference held at the San Diego Convention Center, from 11-13 February 2014. There were 15 exhibitors with the TIDES exhibit, showing technologies in sustainable power, UAV technologies, sanitation, personal water transport, solar cooking mobile communication & telecommunication platforms, and visualization/ information tools for disaster response. Though the Western Conference tends to have exhibitors that are security, communications, and technology focused, this event allows for exhibitors to network with DoD, USG, academia, and fellow exhibitors. The event provided insights into the changing Maritime Strategy through panel discussions and speakers. The conference was valuable in terms of contacts made, learning about how implications for CTNSP/TIDES and the DoD in the new Maritime Strategy from DoD and industry leaders, STAR-TIDES contacts made, and understanding the value of TIDES research in the maritime sector.
TIDES would like to extend a sincere thanks to all the exhibitors. We hope that you found the event beneficial and that we get to work with you all again in the future.
Day and Night Solar
Mobility Solutions & Innovations
San Diego State University