What We Do
Sandia collaborates to enable resilient infrastructure planning and design against natural emergencies (earthquakes, tsunamis, ice jams) and slow onset hazards (coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, sea level rise). We work to understand Arctic systems and translate this understanding into interpretive and predictive tools as well as resilient equipment and technology.
This includes the ability to:
- Analyze uncertainties associated with the Arctic climate and conditions.
- Predict variations of arctic climate and weather for long-term infrastructure development planning and short-term operational planning.
- Apply existing infrastructure data, spatial analysis tools, network modeling, risk analysis and complex systems engineering capabilities to address Arctic infrastructure issues.
- Research and develop resilient electrical grids using remote microgrid systems, microgrid technologies, and hybrid systems.
- Design and test communications systems designs for Arctic operations, such as emergencies or 911 calls.