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GCTC ARSC & Regional
July 21 @ 9:00 am – July 23 @ 2:00 pm PDT
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) for communities across the world to use as collaboration platform in their pursuit of deploying Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) to improve the quality of life for residents. The GCTC’s overarching goals are to enable standardization and interoperability for these IoT and CPS, and to make them scalable and replicable for the widest possible use. The Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster is part of this GCTC effort. The SuperCluster is a uniquely collaborative body consisting of federal agencies, universities, private sector, associations, businesses and individuals. It is also uniquely collaborative across subject matter expertise of technology, broadband, agriculture, equity and geography. This SuperCluster is focused on creating a framework on how digital technology and rural broadband infrastructure will inform agriculture and rural initiatives. The Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster proposes a panel presentation on its work. The dialogue will encompass how conservation issues from climate change impact, water management, working lands and health impact are inherently a part of the Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster. This is also an opportunity to expand collaboration and multi-stakeholder engagement with SuperCluster members and for the SuperCluster to directly engage with Resource Conservation Districts members.