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Maritime and Port Security

Ports of entry, coastlines, and waterways are vital transportation channels that are vulnerable to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The U.S. has more than 12,000 miles of coastline and hundreds of ports that require continuous protection.

Experts at SRI St. Petersburg develop technologies to help prevent, prepare for, detect, respond to, and recover from terrorist events in the maritime domain. For example, we have developed integrated maritime domain awareness and intelligence for maritime stakeholders such as the Naval Air Systems Command.

Key assets and activities include the following:

  • Maritime domain awareness system 
  • Research and development
  • Policy and standards development
  • Command and control center development
  • Development of security and access procedures
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Directives and information repositories
  • Training and education for government agencies and commercial clients

Projects

Nearshore Assimilation Algorithm Development and Demonstration 

SRI combines data assimilation algorithms with hydrodynamic forecast models for high-resolution forecasts of nearshore oceanographic properties for coastal operations. 

Estimation of River Characteristics from Remote Sensing Data

Estimation of River Characteristics from Remote Sensing Data.

Flammable Gas Testing to Improve Offshore Oil Platform Safety

Together with GexCon US, SRI is designing and conducting experiments to improve and validate tools used to minimize the risk of explosions or fires on offshore platforms.

men lowering MIMS system into the water

MIMS Integrated with a Multiple-Filter Deep Water Filtration System

For the Department of Energy, SRI and partners studied methane hydrate deposits in the Gulf of Mexico.