April Newsletter



27-29 April 2012
Washington, DC  
15-17 May 2012
VA Beach, VA
6-7 June 2012
Washington, DC
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Earlier this month we wrapped up DIHAD, our first international conference. Other events lined up for spring include, The 2nd Annual Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC (April 28-29) and the AFCEA Joint Warfighting expo in VA Beach (May 15-17). Also featured in this issue, sustainable solutions for Earth Day, our latest TIDES video and details about the Africa Working Group
Happy Earth Day!
April 22nd is internationally recognized as Earth Day. The STAR-TIDES Infrastructure Directory is a great place to find low-cost, sustainable solutions that make a difference.This is an ongoing project and we welcome your contributions to these infrastructure pages. Click here to find/share information.   

Click here to watch the TIDES team talk about sustainable solutions on The EmeraldPlanet program. 


USA Science & Engineering Festival!
From 28-29 April TIDES will exhibit at the 2nd Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival at the DC Convention Center. Our booth will feature innovative, low-cost sustainable technologies, such as solar cookers, portable water purification systems, and crisis mapping tools, that are being used to help stressed populations.  We will also be joined by representatives from ShelterBox and NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers). Stop by the TIDES booth Sharing Sustainable Solutions #2865 in Hall A.    



DIHAD 2012
Earlier this month TIDES exhibited at DIHAD 
(The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference) in Dubai, UAE. TIDES engaged with representatives from diverse communities to discuss some of the most pressing challenges faced by humanitarian assistance and development domains in the Middle East and North Africa. 
Exhibitors saw the STAR-TIDES network as a new platform that can be leveraged to promote their capabilities and as a network for sharing ideas.


New Video from 5th Annual TIDES demo!

We just released the video from our 2011 TIDES technology demo. The video includes highlights from the week-long event as well as interviews with TIDES staff and exhibitors. Click here to watch.
The 6th annual TIDES demo is slated for 2-5 October 2012. If you would like to exhibit, contact: star.tides.net@gmail.com  
Africa Working Group  
Since 2007, the greater STAR-TIDES network has helped us address some of todays most challenging questions regarding humanitarian assistance, disaster relief (at home and abroad), and stabilization and reconstruction efforts. We recently formed the Africa Working Group to begin a dialogue about important issues affecting the region.  You can choose your own level of participation,
click here to join.


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STAR-TIDES is an international research and networking project that is only as good as its members.  Learn more and consider joining us in bringing research support and relief to stressed populations.  Continue to share and support TIDES by clicking the "Update Profile/Email Address" link below.
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