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