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60th Anniversary of Deepest Ocean Dive

Trieste

Plunging into the deep, dark abyss of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard heard a loud cracking sound in their vessel—the bathyscaphe Trieste, which the Office of Naval Research (ONR) purchased for scientific observations. Already 30,000 ft. below sea level, Walsh and Piccard faced the ultimate decision—risk their lives to become

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Cloud-Computing Development for US Navy

USS Mobile Bay Mission exercise

As conflicts become compressed in time and more complex, with an increasing number of data sources and platforms feeding information to warfighters, it is a challenge to build and share a complete and accurate operational picture. To address this issue and align with the chief of naval operations’ concept for distributed maritime operations, the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Navy’s Small

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MOD2 Glider

Exocetus MOD2 Glider

The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The glider can carry large payloads through a range of water conditions without manual ballasting or user intervention. The MOD2 Glider builds on a design for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Exocetus has invested 18 months updating electronics, implementing three

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Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union

By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, accepted the award at the AGU fall meeting in December 2018. Named after Dr. Maurice Ewing,

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Office of Naval Research Honors 2019 Young Investigators

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recognized 25 awardees of the 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The recipients will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct naval-relevant scientific research with direct benefits for sailors and marines. The ONR YIP is a highly competitive program in which academic achievements and potential for scientific breakthroughs are major factors in the evaluation process.

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