November Issue No. 61 
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Internship Opportunities
Would you like to intern with TIDES? We are now accepting applications for the spring session.  For details about internship opportunities please click here.  In your application please state that you are interested in supporting the TIDES project.

If you have questions please contact star.tides.net@gmail.com

NEW: TIDES Ebola Daily News Digest    

The USG Intelligence Community and Texas State
University prepare and share the latest information and resources on the Ebola epidemic.

Click here to read the Ebola Daily News Digest

Upcoming Events in HA/DR and Development ! 

The Diaspora's Response to the Ebola Epidemic
When: 2 Dec 2014, 2-5PM ET 
Where: A.U. Mission 1640 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Join a group of passionate

experts for a discussion on the current crisis and the work Seal of Hope is doing to combat the Ebola outbreak.


Click here for more information.
Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact
When: 12 - 14 May 2015
Where: Boston, MA
This international conference will explore emerging technologies that further enable global humanitarian assistance.
Click here for more information.
Quick Links
New Publications 
for all the latest publications!

New events are being added periodically, so don't forget to check out the STAR-TIDES Calendar of Events and on our Facebook Page!
Highlights from the 2014 TIDES Tech Demo
FEMA Corps Volunteers at TIDES Demo

True to the mission of working across disciplines, TIDES partnered with the National Guard Bureau on the 8th Annual TIDES Technology Demonstration. Latest numbers indicate that the 2014 TIDES Tech Demo had the largest number of registered visitors ever, ranging from two star generals to FEMA Corps volunteers, plus others who visited but did not register. 

Exhibitor at TIDES Demo

This year during six days and two locations we had over 20 speakers, ranging from the Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology to the organizers of Occupy Sandy, the NYC non-official response to Superstorm Sandy.  There were more than 50 exhibits with 140 exhibitor representatives from more than 12 states. Click here to read the full after action report from our 2014 TIDES Technology Demo. Click here to read the full after action report. Special thanks to all of the exhibitors, visitors and volunteers that supported this year's TIDES Demo.


***Save the Date***

The 2015 TIDES Demo is tentatively scheduled from 

6-9 October 2015. Email star.tides.net@gmail.com for details!

TIDES Reports on ICCM Conference

Earlier this month, TIDES Founder,

Dr. Linton Wells attended the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM  2014) in New York City. The theme of this year's event, Affected Communities in Spotlight, focused on better engaging and understanding populations as the primary reference frame during a disaster.


The annual ICCM is a very important humanitarian technology forum, bringing together key humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with exceptional technology companies, software developers and academics.  It is a neutral space where important conversations can lead to concrete new projects and deliverables across diverse domains.  As a community of practice it catalyzes innovation in the area of human technology. Click here to read more.


Click here to read Dr. Wells' 25 page report on ICCM which includes useful links and other resources on crisis mapping.

DHS Request for Info on Emerging Technologies for First Responders
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)  is seeking information on emerging technologies that address challenges faced by the United States' first responder community. Information will be used to assess technologies' ability to provide a solution to previously identified high priority capability gaps. The Government is considering hosting a demonstration and operational assessment of promising technologies in Fiscal Year 2015. If you are interested in learning more about the DHS RFI please click here.
Public-Private Cooperation for Disaster Relief

Earlier this month, Sam Bendett served as a speaker at the Disaster Relief Summit organized by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF).  The purpose of the panel was to explore the opportunities of sustainable collaboration within the humanitarian supply chain. Sam's discussion focused on how DoD components provide forums for exploring, networking and establishing public-private partnerships with the private sector. The Civil Military Affairs Integration (CMAI) program within the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at NDU continues to work on Public-Private Partnership research by analyzing how DoD engages with the private and public sectors across the DoD enterprise. Our Center is preparing a manuscript for publication that will discuss public-private and public-public partnership initiatives. CTNSP continues to cooperate with the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy by leading DoD's Public-Private Partnership Working Group across Combatant Commands and Military Services.



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