September Issue No. 59
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Upcoming Events in HA/DR and Development ! 

Water and Water Security - Resource,Hazard, Human 
Security, National Security, Navigation, Infrastructure & Interdependencies and Innovation

When: 30 Sept. to 1 Oct., 2014  
Where: Springfield, VA

The meeting will cover both domestic and global water and water security issues. If you plan to attend in-person or via webinar please register at  http://wwhgd.org. TIDES Director, David Becker will be speaking at this event.  


8th Annual TIDES Technology Demo 
When:  October 7-10, 2014  
Where: Washington, D.C.

The event will feature low-cost technology solutions for stressed populations. All activities will be independent of the power grid, and communications will be live. Help us spread the word using #TIDESDemo14!  

To see a schedule of events and to RSVP please Click Here!  


**We will host a smaller TIDES Demo inside the Pentagon Center Courtyard from 14-16 October however this event is not open to the general public.  To learn more contact heather.levine@ndu.edu 

Humanitarian Development Africa Summit

When:  October 30-31 October, 2014  
Where: Nairobi, Kenya


To see a schedule of events and to  RSVP please Click Here!  

AIDF Disaster Relief Summit

When: November 19-20, 2014
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

The AIDF Disaster Relief Summit is specifically designed for senior representatives and experts from governments, NGOs, UN agencies, investors, research institutes and the private sector engaged in disaster relief and response.

Click here to REGISTER
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New events are being added periodically, so don't forget to check out the STAR-TIDES Calendar of Events and on our Facebook Page! Also If you haven't already done so REGISTER for the 2014 TIDES Demo.  
TIDES Partners with National Guard Bureau for 2014 Demo
We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the National Guard Bureau for the 8th Annual STAR-TIDES Fall Field Demo taking place, 7-10 October at National Defense University. 

This year's theme is Collaborate, Respond, Recover: Operational Support for Stressed Environments. The theme perfectly sums up our collaboration. Discussions will address how collaboration can help enhance emergency response and relief operations. In addition to NGB, we'll have speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, the US Navy, Protect the People, US Institute of Peace and more! Click here to see the full schedule of events. 
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Please share your photos and videos by using #TIDESDemo14.
Innovation Through Challenges
Earlier this month we announced the winners from our Disaster Apps Challenge. We asked solvers to submit innovative apps that could help improve emergency response operations. Our goal for the challenge was to enhance awareness and sustainability of apps that are effectively used during emergencies.  We received a total of eight submissions.(Click here to view all the submissions.) Winners include: 1st Place: GovSAFEthe Survivor Assistance Form Editor (SAFE) which provides location service and identifies local Disaster Assistance Centers (DAC); 2nd Place: Siaga Banjir (Jakarta Flood Alert), a monitoring and flood alert system; 3rd Place: National Storm Shelter GPS Precise Map Points, which helps citizens report location of available shelters; and receiving an honorable mention, Black Mamba Rescue Beacon, which allows citizens to quickly group, triangulate, and find those that need help.  

Our next issue will feature interviews from the winners of the Disaster Apps challenge along with more details about the results from our second challenge: Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge.  During the TIDES Demo on October 9th (from noon-1PM ET) we'll host a panel on "Innovation in Government Through Challenges" where we plan to recognize all winners from our challenges. See the TIDES Demo event schedule for details. 

Special thanks to all those that submitted ideas for the CTNSP Challenges and an extra special thanks to the judges from Disaster Apps (Al Gembara, Nelson Jacobsen, Meghan Murphy and Kyle Stewart) and ERW and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge (David Becker, Jim Craft and Tom Snitch).
New Video from 2013 TIDES Demo 
2013 TIDES Field Demo
2013 TIDES Field Dem
Never been to the TIDES Demo? Check out what your missing.  We just released our 2013 TIDES Demo video on YouTube, it includes interviews with exhibitors and speakers from last year's display.  Click here to watch! 

Video Credit: Chris Najmi 
Music: Jason Go 
We are excited to welcome our new fall interns, Tiffany, Alexandra and Alex. Their projects this semester include assisting with the TIDES Tech Demo, supporting research in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and assisting with outreach and events. 

Click here to read more about our fall interns! 

Get ready for next month's exclusive newsletter on the CTNSP Challenge Competitions!





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