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Gulf Coast Tempest

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What is Tempest?

TEMPEST is a Triumph Gulf Coast supported project to provide unmanned vehicle systems (land, air, and sea) and other high-tech equipment to be used for recovery efforts after man-made or natural disasters.

The goal of the grant, termed "TEMPEST", is to provide training to facilitate the operation of these technologies.

Interested community agencies specializing in emergency services, as well as interested students, businesses, and individuals, are invited to partner with Gulf Coast TEMPEST to be trained on these technologies to allow for proper usage.

Community Emergency Response Team LogoThe Benefits of Tempest

Partnering agencies can expect the following from Gulf Coast TEMPEST:

  • Access to available TEMPEST equipment for either training or emergency situations.
  • Unmanned systems training and support from TEMPEST team to partnered agencies and local community affiliates.
  • Disaster response training and certification for residents, business owners and volunteers within the community.

Tempest Mission

The mission of the TEMPEST program is to provide support for Emergency Responders and Emergency Geospatial Response Teams, and to fill the technological gap in disproportionately affected counties before, during, and after a natural or manufactured disaster.

The mission encourages the effective use of unmanned systems by emergency responders and emergency management agencies by promoting, training, deploying, documenting, analyzing, and generating actionable intelligence.

TEMPEST's mission is unique and demands the highest quality output when performing tactics, techniques, and procedures while operating advanced vehicles and unmanned systems equipment. TEMPEST members must meet the training standards and maintain proficiency, certification, and recertification standards outlined by the governing agency.

Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard


15' 5" Inflatable Boat

F-470 Mil-SPEC Zodiac with 40HP Motor

(2 x C-25 F-550 Trucks)

Mobile Command Center

Remote Visual Inspection Robot

Guardian S

Tethered Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

4125I: Ultra-High Resolution LTWTP

(1 x C-32 LMTV Modified)

Mobile Command Center

(Pairs Breakthrough Flight Autonomy With a Ruggedized and Portable Airframe)

SkyDio X2E Color/Thermal

Mid-to-Long Range UAV

Sentaero V2BVLOS

Contact the Gulf Coast State College Tempest Team

Amy Hayes
Administrative Assistant
850.769.1551 ext. 4018

Learn more about the program

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.