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5-8 October,2010
TIDES' 4th Annual Outdoor Field Demonstration
Washington, DC
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STAR-TIDES research is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work in Haiti. The links below outline some of the efforts:
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Summer is in full swing and the heat is on!  TIDES has been keeping very busy, most recently at the Aid & International Development Forum in DC, and also with travel to continue to build our network.  We are also begining a feature on the newsletter to focus on an individual, organization, or company in the TIDES network that is innovating and making things happen.
Summer will be gone in a month, and that means we are gearing up for TIDES' 4th Annual Fall Demo at NDU in October.  If you are interested in being a part of the event, now is the time to act, details below.
Highlights from TIDES at AIDF
Pat McArdle talking to visitors about solar cooking at the AIDF show in DC
Pat McArdle @ AIDF show in DC
TIDES had a very succsessful showing at the AIDF show in DC, July 22-23, at the Washington Convention Center.  We made dozens of new contacts with innovators in the world of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and spread the world about how TIDES works.
TIDES also helped AIDF with the Experiential Zone, a free training/simulation area that allowed visitors to experience elements of relief and development in a practical, hands-on way. The EZ presented a disaster scenario and then walked participants through a series of demos that dealt with the many aspects of a disaster response.  These demos ranged from ICT response, to rapidly deployable shelters, to water purification.
Pictures can be found here.
Want to be featured in TIDES Newsletter? 
Haiti ShelterIn order to promote opportunities for collaboration and learning between sometimes disparate entities, TIDES is beginning a new monthly feature in our newsletter that will focus on companies, individuals, and organizations that have ideas or products that support Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) or long term development.  The feature will be comprised of a brief summary, and link to any relevant website.  Organizations/companies will be featured on a first come/first serve basis.  If you would like to be featured please contact LouElin at LouElin.Dwyer@ndu.edu
CHipsCHIPS, the Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine, has published an article on the ways that Haiti earthquake response teams used widespread collaboration to facilitate more effective relief operations. This reflected the leveraging of distributed talent and public-private partnerships that TIDES has long advocated. The article also covers ways in which TIDES helped catalyze knowledge sharing for relief efforts between the U.S. Southern Command and a global community of civilian technologists dedicated to the use of geographic information systems tools in crisis response.
To read the full article please click here.
EVENTS: 4th Annual Fall Demo
Outdoor demonstration at National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC
at NDU 
TIDES 4th Annual outdoor demonstration will take place 5-8 October 2010 at Fort McNair. 
The demo will be divided into four zones: 
1.  Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HADR) 2.  Stabilization & Reconstruction (S&R) 3.  Building Partner Capacity (BPC), 4.  Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) within the US.  We are looking for companies and organizations that specialize in these areas to exhibit during the four-day event. 
To register, click here.
For more information please contact Lou Elin Dwyer at louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu  or 202-685-7284. 
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