CEROS:A Unique Partnership for Ocean Technology Development in Hawaii
A0189William A. Friedl National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences
A0190Theo Kooij Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean
Sciences(CEROS) is a unique technology development program between
the State of Hawaii and the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA).CEROS demonstrates that the State can be responsive
to the needs of the Department of Defense for state-of-the-art ocean
technology. Since 1993 CEROS has funded 130 technical projects for
about $50.6 million. Diverse products and capabilities result from
CEROS support, including advanced submarine or airborne sensors and
information processors, advanced hull designs, new ocean instruments
and analytic tools, and even potential antibiotics from marine algae.
Many of these products have progressed to advanced development
programs or dual-use (military/commercial)applications.