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Sharing To Accelerate Research - Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support
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Transportable Infrastructures for Development and Emergency Support (TIDES)
Information Sharing for Stabilization, Reconstruction, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
The TIDES project (formerly called Expedient Infrastructure for Transient Populations – EITP) will identify, test, refine, and document sets of rapidly deployable, cheap, and environmentally friendly infrastructures (basic shelter, water, power, hygiene, communications, etc.). These sustainable infrastructures should be deployable quickly to meet human needs where available services are inadequate, such as in refugee camps or for disaster victims. It is a voluntary effort, with non-government, government, and diverse other participants, and in no way is an endorsement of any particular solution by the government. TIDES also will develop assembly instructions and operational procedures for these infrastructures. The goal is to share information to help organizations and individuals apply solutions effectively in real-world conditions. Collaborative, cross-domain methods and new technologies, along with whole systems thinking and engineering are encouraged.
STAR-TIDES currently focuses on 7 infrastructures
- Information and Communication Technology
- as well as Whole Systems
We will also begin integrating Medical with our current demo at AFCEA West
A powerpoint presentation explaining much of the background of TIDES is available.
Photos from the demonstration are available at: http://metadata.solers.com. These pictures have been metadata tagged using the Defense Discovery Metadata Standard (DDMS). To see all pictures, enter TIDES. Try other search terms like "hexayurt," "cooking," Linda, etc.
The project seeks to educate and train those who could use TIDES-like solutions for economic development and emergency response activities such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and refugee support. It also aims to inform interested members of the general public. TIDES is pursuing partnerships with educational institutions at the graduate, undergraduate and high school levels to encourage student involvement.
Activities of the Volunteer TIDES Teams
The TIDES project is building long-term, multi-sector, collaborative relationships among citizens, businesses, academia and government. The project welcomes broad participation, questions, and comments by interested parties. Several teams are forming, made up of individuals who want to make sustained contributions. The TIDES Teams will:
- Coordinate efforts to understand the needs of stressed populations in various situations
- Propose and communicate potential solution sets and approaches to meet these needs.
- Improve solutions sets and approaches through continuous process improvement techniques, demonstrations, field evaluations, experiments, and workshops.
- Develop educational tools (online and paper field manuals, training materials, draft policies and procedures) and a mentoring network, using open source development methods.
Updated information is available at http://www.appropedia.org/STAR-TIDES (the capitals are important)
Points of Contact
The initial points of contact for TIDES are:
- Lin Wells, wellsL3@ndu.edu, (202) 436-6354
- Lynn Crabb, American Red Cross
- Jim Craft, United States Marine Corps
- Vinay Gupta, Hexayurt Project, firstname.lastname@example.org, (775) 743-1851
- Tim Lo, email@example.com, (202) 685-3046
Media:TIDES BOARDS FIRST DRAFT SMALL.pdf - Display boards and pictures from the STAR-TIDES demonstration. A very useful starting point for understanding the systems on display and how they fit together.
STAR-TIDES Notes Awaiting Wikification - post text here that needs to be tidied and integrated.
TIDES Demonstration Report Features
Individual Test Systems
Information and Communications Technology
- Project STAR-TIDES Document and Archive Catalog Search: Catalog for Sustainable Technologies Acceleration Research - Transportable Infrastructure for Development and Emergency Situations (STAR-TIDES) Documents Library
- Appropriate Technology Custom Search: A Google Co-op Custom Search Tool for finding quality information related to Sustainable Tech Sources for the Developing World.