Weather/Climate Variability Impact on Energy, Water and Food Resources and Implications for Regional Stability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,805.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W913E5-10-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-HS1-2051
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-HS1
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Information International Associates, In
1055 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 110, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
804891851
Principal Investigator:
Franciel Azpurua-Linares
Principal Investigator
(865) 298-1226
fazpurua@iiaweb.com
Business Contact:
Stephanie Cusatis
Contracts
(865) 298-1262
scusatis@iiaweb.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Military planners, humanitarian organizations, and international investors face an increasing level of uncertainty regarding geopolitical areas considered critical to their respective interests. Aside from the normal factors impacting geopolitical instability the nature and pace of climate changes being observed today and the consequences projected by the consensus scientific opinion are grave and pose equally grave implications for our national security. IIa and its partner, the University of Tennessee, believe that there is currently a sufficient body of high quality, reliable information in the areas of climate change, cultural/social science, political science and world instability indicators upon which high quality predictions of regional instability can be based. We propose to integrate existing and emerging data mining and knowledge discovery techniques to achieve a leap-ahead solution to this challenge. When developed, this methodology will yield predictions about regional instability that will be of great value to military planners, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and business investors.

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