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Crowdsourcing Speeds Disaster Relief

Part of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Ford Island (left) served as a simulation site for an ONR technology demonstration during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific maritime exercises. ONR showed how crowdsourcing, coupled commercial satellite imagery, could help generate heat maps to speed response times to critical locations in the wake of disaster.

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    Ford Island, Hawaii

Prototype Vehicle Tested

Image - UHACThe Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector, tested during the 2014 RIMPAC exercises in the Pacific, is designed to get in and out of areas that current vehicles can't reach.

At full size, it will carry up to three tanks and a HMMVW. Once it hits the beach, it can tackle tough terrain. Watch it go: Video on YouTube

More ONR News

At left, program officer Wayne Perras speaks to attendees at ONR's Focus Area Forum, which saw more than 150 experts gather June 25 to explore ways the Navy and Marine Corps can take advantage of "big data" to make better tactical decisions. The forums will continue in November with the theme of warfighter performance.

Recap: Details | Video Highlights on YouTube

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    Data Science Discussions

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