TIDES is a Defense Department research project that focuses on low-cost, sustainable solutions in support of stressed populations; post-war, post-disaster and impoverished. TIDES cooperates with public-private, whole-of-government, and trans-national participants in a variety of civil-military activities.
Disaster Reduction Goal
After the Haitian earthquake TIDES helped catalyze cooperation between government agencies and civilian technologists by tapping into our global network of distributed talent. TIDES focuses on shared situational awareness and eight infrastructures: shelter, water, power, integrated combustion and solar cooking, cooling/heating, lighting, sanitation and information & communications technologies (ICT). TIDES emphasizes the needs of local coalitions of business, government and civil society. TIDES
Policies and Programmes in DRR
RELIEF (Research and Experimentation for Local and International Emergency First Responders)
TIDES works with government, private sector and NGO partners on RELIEF quarterly field experiments (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) at Camp Roberts, CA to test and utilize geospatial, crowd sourced and crisis-mapping data drawn from social media applications for emergency and disaster relief. RELIEF provides an environment that fuses interactive community building and knowledge sharing activities with concept based socio-technological experimentation. In 2009 an experiment focused on shared situational awareness allowed for open source and commercial tools to be developed and deployed to Afghanistan and used in election monitoring less than two weeks after the experiment had started.
For more information please contact Mr. Sam Bendett, 202-433-5235, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.npsrelief.org
PEAK (Pre-Positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kits)
The PEAK Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) is a modular system that provides potable water, information sharing, communications and power generation to first responders in the period immediately following a crisis event. Each component can be used separately or as part of a system of systems, designed to be deployed quickly to austere environments where certain services are not immediately available. The objective of the PEAK JCTD is to demonstrate and transition an array of capabilities that can be pre-positioned to help provide sustainable, essential services in time sensitive events. PEAK can support DOD, interagency, international relief organizations and host partner nations providing critical relief to an affected population. PEAK prototypes have been deployed to US Pacific Command, US Southern Command, and US Africa Command. US Pacific Command has used the PEAK water purification modules in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and a water module was deployed to Japan in support of relief efforts after the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.
For more information please contact Mr. Phil Stockdale, Phil.Stockdale@ndu.edu
Membership in Key Networks
Subcommittee on Disaster Risk Reduction