Meetings and Webinars Tentative Schedule 2021

Feb
 
210205
 
Narrative & Storytelling 
Feb
 
210210
 Coordinate with WWHGD: Mapping Education
  (10:00-12:00)
 
Feb
 
late
 
Energy & Energy Storage
Mar
 
early
 
Design Thinking, Systems Thinking
Mar
 
mid
 
Career Track
Mar
 
late
 
ICT: Engineering underpinnings of community resilience: Cyber-Physical Systems
Apr
 
early
 
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Apr
 
mid
 
Education & Training
Apr
 
late
 
Bridging the Digital Divide
May
 
early
 
Agriculture & Food Security
May
 
mid
 
Finance, FinTech, InsureTech,
May
 
late
 
Ethics
Jun
 
early
 
Shelter, Heating/Cooling, Lighting
Jun
 
mid
 
Transport & Logistics
Jun
 
late
 
Puerto Rico Reconstruction
Jul
 
mid
 
Health, Nutrition, Integrated Cooking
Jul
 
late
 
Identity Management
Aug
 
early
 
Coordinated, Synchronized, Integrated, Approaches
Aug
 
mid
 
Metrics
Sep
 
mid
 
Precursor of 2021 Capabilities Demo (1)
Sep
 
late
 
Precursor of 2021 Capabilities Demo (2)

Events

Since its founding in 2007 STAR-TIDES has been involved in a wide array of real-world events, technology demonstrations, field experiments, and focused projects, sometimes involving teams of network members. Some of the relief efforts STAR-TIDES has supported include Cyclones Sidr in Bangladesh (2007), Nargis in Myanmar (2008), and Pam in Vanuatu (2015); the 2010 Haiti earthquake; the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (aka Fukushima); Hurricanes Sandy in 2012, and Irma/Maria in 2017; Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines (2013), and the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, as well as aid to a damaged medical clinic in South Sudan in 2012/13. Technology demonstrations have been held every year, first at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC, and now at George Mason University (GMU) in northern Virginia. STAR-TIDES has participated in conferences and exhibits from California to Dubai, and in field experimentation, largely at Camp Roberts in central California. STAR-TIDES members also helped manage an award-winning technology demonstration on expeditionary water power and communications.
Network members have investigated civil-military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as improving distributed, renewable energy infrastructures.  A “STAR-TIDES Japan” network supports a Japanese Cabinet Office project on Public, Environmental Health, and Disaster Medicine and other international STAR-TIDES networks are under discussion.
From the teams perspective, in 2015 over 80 network members responded in a week to a foreign government request for support to refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, and other members supported 2018 CAPSTONE project by GMU students on community revitalization in West Virginia with information about innovative shelters.  In the last three months network members have formed a team to enhance rural broadband connectivity, for example in Native American communities and other distributed populations. 
Tech Demos and Field Experiments
Projects
Teams