Tataouine is a climate-proof, self-sufficient and sustainable habitat and research center under construction in the Arizona desert. It is designed for up to 24 residents and will be a demonstration model for the development of larger habitats.
The community is entirely off the grid and produces it's own power and food and recycles water in a circular waste-energy-nutrient system.
Tataouine is a project of Climate Survival Solutions, a public benefit corporation.
Tim Loncarich has been an entrepreneur, researcher, and futurist since he was twelve years old and has spent the last forty years deeply immersed in sustainability issues and developing a framework for a new human civilization and culture that is sustainable and which nurtures human evolution. He is the founder of the International Digital Monetary Council, think tank and is a pioneer of geo-energetics. He is the founder and CEO of Bid Ocean.
He is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the fields of computer graphics, electro-optics, supercomputers, retail technology, climate crisis science, and sustainability engineering. He is also the founder of the Sustainable Sikkim Initiative, a climate advocacy and educational outreach program.
Mr. Reddersen has a B.S. in Physics, and M.S. in Optical Engineering and advanced education in computer science, climate science and electrical engineering. He is the inventor of over 30 U.S. patents, and is the author of papers in climate science, geopolitics, technology, and strategy. He has written extensively about the climate crisis, including The Sustainable Sikkim Guide to the Climate Crisis guidebook.
Matrika is a Research Scholar currently in the Ph.D. program and IIT Bombay, located in Mumbai, India. There she is pursuing studies in the fields of climate action and sustainable development goals. Her research interests are in Climate Justice, Energy, Environment and Systems Thinking, with an emphasis on the Himalayan region. Besides her current IIT Program Ph.D. program activities, Ms. Ghimiray also holds the degrees of M.Tech in Energy Technology, from the National Institute of Technology in Hamirpur, H.P., India, and B.E. in Electrical Engineering, from Basaveshwar Engineering College in Karnataka, India.
Dr. Simrat Kaur is a Senior Research Scientist specializing in applications of algae for everything from wastewater treatment to biofuel development, aquaponics, and more. Her background includes post-doctoral research at Le Mans Universite in France; as an Algae Scientist at Texasta, Inc., in Texas; as a Technical Manager and Microalgal biotechnologist at Algae Health, SME, Ireland; as a Research Scholar and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO); and at India’s Ministry of Defence. She holds a Ph.D. in Botany & Plant Science, National University of Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in Botany & Plant Science, National University of Ireland, M. Phil and M. Sc. in Botany from Delhi University, and a B.Sc. in Botany from Venkateswara College, Delhi University.
Fatema Diwan is a microbiologist. She has over ten years' background in advanced biological research, including extensive experience with microbial fermentation and molecular biology. Prior to joining the New Kalapa Tech Park and Climate Survival Solutions' engineering teams, she worked as a QC microbiologist in the medical device industry. She holds a Master's Degree in Industrial Microbiology.
Ruchie Custan is a senior electronics engineer supporting a variety of projects for the company. After graduation, Mr. Custan has worked with a variety of both large and small organizations which have provided him a wide range of skills. These range from microcontroller design, advanced sensor systems, and advanced environmental applications for sustainability and more. He is currently based in British Columbia, Canada.
Oscar Anchondo is an Architect graduated from the University of Sonora with 17 years of experience designing and executing projects from conceptualization to the construction. He lives in Hermosillo, Mexico, one of the hottest places in the world. Living in this climate, he has always been worried about developing sustainable projects with passive design, taking advantage of the wind, humidity, orientation and construction materials. He holds a Master in Architectural Visualization in Madrid, Spain.