C4I Center Seminar Series:
“Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE)”

Mr. Scott Carey and Mr. Michael Rainey from MIT Media Lab present
“Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE)”


Without the production of tailored terrain and weather based knowledge products, military small unit leaders experience a significantly degraded capability to apply judgment throughout all phases of the planning process resulting in an underdeveloped understanding of their operational situation with respect to terrain and weather. The fundamental objective of the SAGE effort is to provide that understanding of the impact of terrain and weather on specific missions to small units. SAGE employs underlying terrain data in conjunction with user input to execute automated processes capable of processing large amounts of terrain data in a rapid, consistent, and standardized manner to produce terrain based knowledge products (SAGE Tactical Decision Aids) for the leader. With access to high quality terrain based knowledge products in significantly less time, leaders are able to shift intellectual capital from the processing of terrain data and analysis of terrain information to applying judgment to SAGE tactical decision aids (knowledge products) in order to create a greater understanding of mission impacts that results in clear, concise, executable plans.


Co-Principal Investigator, Mr. Scott Carey is a retired Army Officer who has worked extensively since his retirement on Command and Control and Simulation issues. Since 2007 he has been a Research Associate with GMU supporting the Army Geospatial Center.

Research Associate, Mr. Michael Rainey is a former active duty US Army Officer who served most recently as a company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom II and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Engineering Building Room 4705