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Office Of Naval Research

Ocean Engineering & Marine Systems Program

Ocean Sensing and Systems Applications

Code 321OE
875 N. Randolph St
Arlington VA 22203

Organization's Description:

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Ocean Engineering & Marine Systems Program invests in a full spectrum of science and technology from basic research through advanced technology development. The basic research (budget category 6.1) component of the program seeks to provide fundamental knowledge in interdisciplinary areas required for the development of innovative concepts for rapidly deployable, unmanned marine platform systems in support of a broader more effective naval presence at sea and in the littorals. The applied research (budget category 6.2) and advanced technology development (budget category 6.3) components of the program support the Future Naval Capabilities in mine warfare, naval special warfare, explosive ordnance disposal, and United States Marine Corps Amphibious Landing Force operations.

In addition to providing a fundamental knowledge framework for advanced engineering methodologies, the program seeks to accelerate transition of basic research developments into advanced marine platform systems with applications to unmanned surveillance and monitoring systems for the Naval forces and at-sea experimental capabilities for the ocean sciences community. In support of this objective, the Program encourages cooperative research and technology development efforts combining basic and applied research investigators across ONR and other relevant federal government supported programs.

Major thrusts of the program are provided below and listed in more detail in the Ocean Engineering & Marine Systems research descriptions:

Core Components:

Marine Platform Technology
MCM Sensing & Data Understanding
Naval Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Applied Research
Special Focus Components:

Autonomy for Mine Warfare
Mine and Obstacle Breaching Technology
Full proposals may be submitted to ONR at anytime under the long-range broad agency announcement and they will be given full consideration. However, the Ocean Engineering & Marine Systems Program encourages the submission of Planning Letters to foster early engagement with the program officers and help guide proposal formulation. Get planning letter process and timeline details.

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Phone: 703-696-4025

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