tide sprint spring 2019 bannerTIDE Sprint – Delving into Data Science to strengthen NATO

From March 25th to 29th, 2019, the spring edition of TIDE Sprint will take place in Split, Croatia, where participants will address the impact of, and opportunities provided, by Data Science. At TIDE Sprint representatives from the military, industry and academia come together to drive innovations which will support NATO members and partners and to act as one. Through openness and collaboration, participants at TIDE Sprint develop ideas that will drive improvements in interoperability between the Alliance and its partners.

The nature of warfare always changes, but recent developments have become increasingly disruptive. The application of Data Science in all aspects of military operations will continue to change warfighting significantly. There are risks and opportunities to both military operators as well as decision-makers, and adding Data Science know-how to our NATO arsenal helps us better exploit opportunities and decrease the risk involved. At this TIDE Sprint we will explore this theme by considering the implications of Data Science in the tracks, studying and exploring its potential for NATO and the larger federation.

Data Science is the Interoperability Continuum’s central theme in 2019, as it will enable new NATO capabilities and improve existing ones. That, however, requires that we are interoperable and capable of sharing information across the Alliance and its partners, before operations even start. This we refer to as ‘interoperability by design’, ensuring interoperability is central to the development of any capability. This allows us to truly operate as a single NATO force.

We will also invite the winners of the recent TIDE Hackathon that took place in Warsaw to participate in a Data Science experiment and demonstrate solutions they developed during the Hackathon, to support military decision making.

TIDE Sprint explores many different aspects of NATO and the operation of forces highlighting interoperability. The full selection of TIDE Sprint Spring 2019 tracks includes:

  • Alliance Future Surveillance Capability (AFSC)
  • Command and Control of the Information Environment (C2 of the IE)
  • Communications
  • Cyberspace
  • Data Centric Security (DCS)
  • Data Science
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • Federated Mission Networking (FMN)
  • Federated Service Management and Control (FSMC)
  • Logistics
  • Maritime Services
  • Operational Command and Control and Interoperability Exercises (OC2 and IO Ex)
  • Operational Network (OPNET)
  • Tactical Edge
  • Technology

TIDE Sprint is part of a series of interoperability events (the Interoperability Continuum) which will further develop cooperation and collaboration in NATO and amongst its partners by improving the way that people, processes and technologies are connected to, and interact with each other. TIDE Sprint provides a problem-solving platform for NATO to express, and innovate with, new ideas and developments regarding Command and Control (C2) capabilities and Information Technology (IT) services.

TIDE Sprint is open to NATO, Partner Nations and other organisations; events take place in an unclassified environment and all sessions are conducted in English. Additional information on event administration, registration, past presentations and reports are available on the password protected TIDEPEDIA website. For access to Tidepedia, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including your first and last name, your telephone number, email address and the government or military organisation you represent. Industry and academia are encouraged to participate but require sponsorship from NATO, or from a national government or military representative.