FEWSION Database and Data Product: Mesoscale Data Fusion to Map and Model the US FEW System
Patent no.: 16/862,252
Inventor(s): Benjamin Ruddell, Richard Rushforth
Description: The Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) nexus is a dynamic, coupled natural-human system manifesting at the mesoscale, in which interregional trade, river basins and aquifers, irrigation districts, crop belts, states, tribes, and cities, power grids, climate gradients, and seasonal timescales interact. This technology employs a specialized mathematical network and ecological theories and uses economic theory and agent-based modeling to identify and model the evolution of the network in response to historically observed stresses and shocks in excess of critical thresholds.
Potential applications: Supply chain and infrastructure applications.
Benefits and advantages: Conceptually innovative, this invention establishes a forward leap in systems-level synthetic understanding of the FEW nexus to analyze supply chains and infrastructure vulnerabilities, to prepare for nature disasters, and support emergency response operations.
Case no.: 2019-003
Licensing status: Available for Licensing