Seabasing Grant to SeaTech Institute
Florida Atlantic University’s SeaTech – Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering in Dania Beach, which is part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded a $2 million grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to investigate, design and build a prototype of a rapidly-deployable, multi-mission platform to be used as an enabling technology for seabasing.
This two-year project is headed by Dr. Frederick Driscoll of FAU’s Department of Ocean Engineering. Driscoll leads a team of researchers from FAU, two Navy laboratories and industry partners Oceaneering International and Marine Applied Physics Corporation. Since its inception in 1997, SeaTech has received 471 grant awards totaling more than $55 million.